The IBM mainframe has evolved from data centre staple to strategic computing model.
Since the start of 2010, more than 250 companies around the world have migrated workloads to System z, and the reasons are clear:
- Up to 50% savings on applicable IT costs1
- Up to 99.999% availability and uptime2
- Top-rated EAL5 security classification
- Proven mixed-workload management
- Industry leading virtualisation and up to 100% utilisation
Linux on System z: Efficient, simple and secure
Linux on System z can change the economics of your IT with its support for massive server consolidation. System z can run up to thousands of Linux virtual machines concurrently, while ensuring isolation and protection of each environment. You have a system that can help eliminate server sprawl, reduce data centre complexity and provide the foundation for robust and secure cloud environments – and with the zEnterprise 114 server, these benefits are not limited to large organisations.
Deliver new workloads at the lowest cost
The latest System z technology delivers a unique hybrid computing model that optimises workload deployment on best-fit technologies across mainframe, UNIX, and x86 architectures, with a common management infrastructure. You can rapidly deploy services using prepackaged solutions and pre-integrated technologies designed to meet the needs of specific workload types. Get armed with the facts that matter to executives and make sure you’re taking advantage of System z’s extreme efficiency and low total cost of ownership.
1 IT cost savings are based on client experiences and IBM projections reflecting overall reductions in software and/or hardware maintenance charges and reduced costs of system and workload management over a period of 3-5 years, when consolidating workloads from other systems to a virtualised Linux environment on System z.
2 Availability percentage is based on System z servers in a Parallel Sysplex environment, assuming application data sharing across multiple servers. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual client configurations and conditions. Contact IBM to see what we can do for you. Current as of 5/19/2012.
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