IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-017
January 21, 2003
IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries V1.1 Delivers e-business on Virtual Linux Servers
At a Glance
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries is an attractively priced offering based on the zSeries architecture that:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).
In today's marketplace, businesses must be competitive yet concurrently reduce deployment costs and shorten development cycles.
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries allows you to capitalize on the latest industry standards like Java, Linux and zSeries technology. You can position your business for the future, while taking advantage of the latest technological advances.
To stay competitive, you're challenged with doing more with less, and still remain innovative. Do you have time to research all the options, create the ideal system design, select the best components, test them, and then put them together - reliably? Without timely solutions, you risk losing customers who are looking for that one convenience you didn't anticipate or couldn't afford to deliver. You have a choice: either custom design everything or build an e-business around the IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries.
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries solution is an addition to the zSeries Linux offerings. It is complementary, building a world class e-business infrastructure solution on Linux on zSeries, utilizing existing components, such as zSeries hardware (dedicated Integrated Facility for Linux [IFL]engines), z/VM, SuSE Linux, WebSphere, software maintenance, and Linux Support Line.
IBM has helped many businesses gain a competitive edge. The breadth of our knowledge in e-business is unparalleled in the industry. The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries delivers this expertise to your business in the form of a comprehensive solution package that utilizes the following components:
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries is available in these three offerings:
The price of each offering includes all components delivered as part of that package. IBM services and IBM financing can be purchased or used to enhance the solution packages.
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries unites the components within each offering in the following ways:
The offering also includes a set of installation and customization
assistance in the form of documentation and scripts that lead you through
the steps required to install and customize z/VM, Linux, WebSphere
Application Server, and any optional software components. This material
can be viewed and downloaded from the Web.
Building an e-business Infrastructure
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries is the solution for building an integrated e-business infrastructure on Linux on zSeries, utilizing existing key components such as zSeries hardware (dedicated Linux engines IFLs), z/VM, SuSE Linux, WebSphere, software maintenance, and Linux SupportLine. These are the core products and basic infrastructure of the virtual Linux server environment. These components have been tested together to offer an e-business infrastructure, designed upon IGS's established "patterns for e-business."
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries combines the following components (depending on the chosen package):
One of the following Hardware Configurations
The price for each package includes all components delivered as part of that package. IBM services and IBM Financing can be purchased or used to enhance the solution packages.
The offering also includes installation and customization assistance in documentation and scripts for z/VM, Linux, WebSphere Application Server, and any optional software components. This material can be viewed and downloaded from the Web.
The benefits this brings to the customer include:
Easier startup and operation for Linux on zSeries through tested Web application server offerings for the "virtual Linux server" environment.
Ease of Ordering
Delivers the infrastructure needed to run advanced e-business applications.
Speed-to-Market, reduced time to solution deployment
Based on zSeries characteristics
Improved total cost of ownership
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries targeted at the existing zSeries medium and enterprise customers and service providers who are implementing Web applications. It is intended for enterprise customers who prefer packaged solutions instead of "piece parts." The base components deliver a set of core products for the e-business environment with Linux on zSeries, and the associated components allow a solution environment that is customer specific. It is primarily positioned as an e-business environment with strong business integration capabilities with the traditional workloads and mission-critical databases, and secondarily positioned as a consolidation environment for middle tier UNIX®/Windows® servers.
The IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries runs on
either the IBM zSeries 800 or the IBM zSeries 900. For specific
information relative to the hardware requirements and configurations,
contact your IBM representative.
The SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries will ship to the customer directly from SuSE Linux AG.
Terms and Conditions
Refer to the individual component products included in the offering for specific details.
IBM Global Services (IGS) will utilize existing services for installation and implementation of the Integrated Platform offering. The IGS services required for the installation, customization, and tuning of the environment will be built from components of existing IGS Services and as well as utilizing the Integrated Platform offering installation scripts and instructions. The existing IGS services that will be leveraged for the Integrated Platform offering are:
All IBM Global Services offerings can be combined with the IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries.
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:
Use the Select a Country Menu, to find a contact in your location (or country).
To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.