To be world-class, a smarter planet solution must have the ultimate server platform at its core – that is why the leading global businesses today are based on System z. As companies and countries progress into the 21st century, the continued need to centralize processes and data becomes paramount for maximum efficiency, responsiveness, and flexibility.
With the announcement of the zEnterprise EC12, there is renewed excitement about the mainframe, especially in light of its revolutionary “system of systems” capability. This announcement extends IBM's System z leadership as the best-of-breed platform for hosting modern, innovative, and successful applications. zEnterprise gives customers a unique opportunity to optimize their data centers, improve overall efficiencies, and reduce IT costs.
zEnterprise is keenly focused on the requirements of today's core business workloads, namely:
This full-day briefing starts with an introduction to the new advanced features of the zEC12, and lays the foundation for a discussion of zEnterprise as an ideal platform for business-critical information workloads. The second module looks more closely at data processing workloads, and examines how zEnterprise is a unique platform for workload optimization, efficiencies, and cost reduction. We cover how zEnterprise is now a complete centralized hub for business analytics, and how the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator can increase analytical query speeds by 10x-1000x. Next, we cover advancements in application life-cycle management through modern and efficient development tools, solving the purported ‘skills shortage’. Following a lunch break, we dive into how customers can reduce acquisition and labor costs for secure private cloud computing using zEnterprise. We finish the day with an in-depth comparative study of the advantages of zEnterprise over Intel-based distributed servers, and look at TCO tricks-of-the-trade from real customer experiences gathered by our Eagle team.
The briefing is designed to appeal to IT customers for large and mid-sized organizations in both developing and developed markets. The modules will use real-world examples and live demonstrations to clearly address the topics discussed.
|8:30 a.m.||Registration and light breakfast|
|8:50 a.m.||Welcome by Regional Sales Exec|
|9:00 a.m.||System z is Optimized for Critical Data Workloads|
|10:00 a.m.||World’s Fastest Analytics|
|11:15 a.m.||Smarter solution delivery on System z and Academic Initiative for System z skills|
|12:15 p.m.||Lunch (provided)|
|1:15 p.m.||Best fit workloads for System z private cloud|
|2:30 p.m.||What System z Can Do That Intel Can’t|
|3:30 p.m.||TCO Lessons From Customer Engagements|