IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-017
January 21, 2003

IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries V1.1 Delivers e-business on Virtual Linux Servers

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At a Glance

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The IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries is an attractively priced offering based on the zSeries architecture that:

  • Quickly deploys e-business solutions in a powerful, security- rich, and fully-supported Linux environment
  • Easily integrates new and existing e-business applications and data
  • Includes a set of installation and customization documentation that's available on the Web
  • Enables you to grow according to your business needs with virtual e-business servers
  • Provides "one-stop-shopping" for the zSeries Linux platform

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).

Overview

In today's marketplace, businesses must be competitive yet concurrently reduce deployment costs and shorten development cycles.

The IBM eServerIntegrated 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 eServerIntegrated Platform for e-business on zSeries.

The IBM eServer 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 eServer 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:

  • 64-bit zSeries Integrated Facility for Linux engine, memory, and OSA connectivity
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390® and zSeries (delivered directly from SuSE Linux AG)
  • IBM z/VM V4.3 (5739-A03) with one-year z/VM Subscription and Support (5739-SWS)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V4 Advanced Edition for Linux on zSeries (BA03SML)
  • IBM Directory Server V4.1 (downloadable from the Web)
  • IBM Support services for all components, including one-year Linux Support Line
  • Associated product, DB2 Connect® Enterprise Edition V7.2 (optional)
  • Total Solution Financing from IBM Global Financing (optional)
  • Services from IBM Global Services (optional)

The IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries is available in these three offerings:

  • Software components only (optionally includes the associated software products)
  • Software components and IBM eServer zSeries 800 Hardware (z800) components
  • Software components and IBM eServer zSeries 900 Hardware (z900) components

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.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware Requirements and Software Requirements sections for details.

Planned Availability Date

February 28, 2003

Description

The IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries unites the components within each offering in the following ways:

  • Tests them as part of the comprehensive solution environment
  • Places an order for the underlying components when an order is placed for one of the three offerings types (including SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries which is delivered directly by SuSE Linux)
  • Supports them via the installation and customization assistance
  • Charges a single, attractive price for the entire offering (including the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries, which is delivered directly by SuSE Linux)
The IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries delivers a set of core products for a strong e-business infrastructure in the virtual Linux server environment, while enabling customers to address specific requirements via the optional associated components.

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 eServer 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 eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries combines the following components (depending on the chosen package):

Software

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition V4 for Linux on zSeries (BA03SML) with one-year subscription and support
  • IBM Directory Server V4.1, which is downloadable from the Web
  • Installation and customization assistance in the form of documentation and scripts
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries (delivered directly from SuSE Linux)
  • IBM z/VM V4.3 (5739-A03)
    • One-year z/VM Subscription and Support (5739-SWS)
  • One-year Linux Support Line

One of the following Hardware Configurations

  • 1, 2, or 3 IFL for z800
  • 1, 2, or 3 IFL for z900 with 2, 4, or 8 GB of memory

Other Hardware

  • OSA Express card for z800 or z900 (as appropriate)

Optional add-ons:

  • IBM DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition V7.2 (5648-D42) with one-year subscription and support (associated product)
  • Services from IBM Global Services
  • Total Solution Financing from IBM Global Financing

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.

  • Comprehensive product set, from A — Z, including hardware, software, support, services, and financing (some components are optional)
  • All products have been tested together
  • Documented instructions and scripts for installation and configuration assistance
  • Support and quality assurance from IBM through timely refreshes (with purchase of enhanced support)
  • Optional — Total Solution Financing from IBM Global Financing
  • Optional — Services from IBM Global Services

Ease of Ordering

  • One-stop shopping for the "virtual Linux server" environment
  • Maintenance/Support from IBM is included for all components
    • Optional IGS Services for installation and customization are also available from IBM, if desired

Delivers the infrastructure needed to run advanced e-business applications.

  • e-business topology based on e-business patterns; architected and optimized for an optimal e-business environment
  • Designed for business integration with traditional workloads and mission critical databases on other zSeries operating systems

Speed-to-Market, reduced time to solution deployment

  • The solution provides a J2EE application environment, enabling an easier and faster deployment of new and existing applications onto Linux on zSeries
  • Linux and Java provide industry standards, allowing an easy adaptation of application and business process changes

Based on zSeries characteristics

  • HiperSockets and system management of integrated e-business workloads
  • Virtualization technology and server consolidation capability

Improved total cost of ownership

  • An attractively priced package (verses the aggregate price of component parts if all purchased separately).
  • Economies of business integration and server consolidation.

Product Positioning

The IBM eServer 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.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, zSeries, and z/VM are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, S/390, and DB2 Connect are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

The IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries™ runs on either the IBM eServer zSeries 800 or the IBM eServer zSeries 900. For specific information relative to the hardware requirements and configurations, contact your IBM representative.

Software Requirements

  • z/VM™ V4.3 (5739-A03)
  • WebSphere® Application Server V4 Advanced Edition for Linux on zSeries (BA03SML)
  • IBM Directory Server V4.1 (downloadable from the Web)
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390® and zSeries (licensed and delivered by SuSE Linux)

Packaging: The IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries V1.1 is available in three offerings as follows:

  • Software only
    • z/VM V4.3 (5739-A03)
    • One-year z/VM Subscription and Support (5739-SWS)
    • WebSphere Application Server V4 Advanced Edition for Linux on zSeries (BA03SML)
    • IBM Directory Server V4.1 (downloadable from the Web)
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries (licensed and delivered directly by SuSE Linux)
    • One-year Linux Support Line
    • Optional DB/2 Connect Enterprise Edition V7.2 (5648-D42)
  • Software + 1, 2, or 3 z800 IFL(s) + OSA Express cards
  • Software + 1, 2, or 3 z900 IFL(s) + OSA Express cards + 2, 4, or 8 GB memory

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.

Global Services

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:

  • Linux for zSeries Rapid Deployment Service
  • IBM Installation Services for DB2 Universal Database® Enterprise Extended Edition for AIX®, Windows NT®, Sun Solaris, HP/UX, and Linux
  • IBM Installation Services for WebSphere Application Server — Advanced Edition
  • IBM Network Consulting, Integration and Deployment Services — for secure networks
  • Linux for zSeries Solution for e-business

All IBM Global Services offerings can be combined with the IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries.

Global Financing

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).

Prices

For local charges, contact your IBM representative.

Order Now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. ME001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: ME001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, zSeries, and z/VM are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, S/390, DB2 Universal Database, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.