IBM Systems and Technology Group     IBM System zIBM zEnterprise: The smartplatform for business applications
2   IBM zEnterprise: The smart platform for business applicationsThe right platform for success—today andin the futureThe ...
IBM Systems and Technology Group   3Building a bridge across enterprise                                choice that zEnterp...
4   IBM zEnterprise: The smart platform for business applicationsthe requirements of the most demanding business applica- ...
IBM Systems and Technology Group   5Scalability                                                         Disaster recoveryD...
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The IBM zEnterprise platform delivers an integrated approach that reaches across platforms to provide intelligent support on a single system for business applications such as enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and industry-specific core applications

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  1. 1. IBM Systems and Technology Group IBM System zIBM zEnterprise: The smartplatform for business applications
  2. 2. 2 IBM zEnterprise: The smart platform for business applicationsThe right platform for success—today andin the futureThe newest generation of IBM System z® servers is a smarter Business Applications on IBM zEnterprisesystem that delivers the data serving power, security, resiliencyand scalability required by today’s and tomorrow’s enterprisebusiness applications.These new servers combine the computational strength of PerformanceIBM POWER® systems required for high-performance com-puting and application serving, the breadth of IBM System x®systems required for low-cost application and front-end webapplication serving, and the System z platform, with its long Scalabilitytrack record of proven success in critical environments.The new IBM zEnterprise™ System delivers groundbreakingflexibility to help you simplify operations and improve servicequality. System z virtualization and intelligent workload man- Flexibilityagement capabilities provide a strong foundation that enablesmultiple workloads to run on a single system with high utiliza-tion rates. And zEnterprise takes a bold new step. It allowsworkloads running on multiple heterogeneous platforms to be Integrationconsolidated and managed as a single system deliveringSystem z’s proven qualities of service that business-criticalapplications require. AvailabilityWith zEnterprise, you can take advantage of the workloadprocessing options best suited to your business requirements.You can break down the barriers of siloed computing struc-tures because you have a new catalyst for innovation and Securitygrowth. You can reduce the chance of operational errors anddowntime, with centralized management capabilities thatstreamline processes and require fewer resources. Disaster Recovery
  3. 3. IBM Systems and Technology Group 3Building a bridge across enterprise choice that zEnterprise provides can help organizations lowerplatforms costs, capture insights and act on new opportunities. ConsiderMergers and acquisitions, evolving IT strategies, new tech- a few ways in which this platform can be used to extend thenologies and the passage of time have combined to create value of existing IT investments.complex enterprise computing environments—with broad SAP Business Suite and SAP industry solutionsapplication portfolios spread across numerous platforms. Scenario: A university runs SAP human resource, finance, pro- curement and general business applications. It wants to extendzEnterprise delivers a smarter system that addresses the services to additional branch campuses. The challenge is tochallenges these complex environments create. With the expand without adding management headaches or unnecessar-zEnterprise platform, integrated mainframe, IBM POWER7® ily increasing costs—all while ensuring availability across loca-and System x technologies come together from across the tions. The answer lies in consolidating applications from theenterprise to create an end-to-end infrastructure for enterprise Intel® processor-based distributed server environment andbusiness applications. integrating them with zEnterprise.zEnterprise provides a robust foundation to support Applications for banking and other financial industriesIBM DB2® running on IBM z/OS® for data serving. It sup- Scenario: A bank can reduce costs and gain client insight moreports a new set of flexible options for deploying business quickly if it upgrades applications while leveraging its existingapplications. And it enables you to run enterprise workloads investments in core systems and data. zEnterprise can simplifythat span z/OS, Linux® on System z, IBM AIX® on a complex infrastructure and provide flexible new alternativesIBM Power Systems™ and Linux on System x—all under a to deliver value to the bank’s customers. The bank can deploysingle system management umbrella. new capabilities while extending and protecting its IT assets.zEnterprise can help free up valuable resources and enable the Customer relationship management applicationslevel of collaboration required for solving today’s business Scenario: A nationwide retail business implements zEnterprisechallenges. It can reduce time to market for new projects by to provide the ideal platform for reaching outward to serve itsreusing proven assets. It can improve efficiency with advanced customers while at the same time reaching inward to leverageautomation capabilities that reduce manual operations and the existing investments in processes and data. The flexible, inte-risk of errors. And it can enable quicker response to changing grated format of zEnterprise allows improvements in effi-business requirements, helping to drive your top-line revenue ciency and supports global operations with a smaller carbongrowth and deliver improved bottom-line profit. footprint.Extending the value of existing IT Meeting key enterprise needs forinvestments demanding applicationsThe tightly integrated zEnterprise solution delivers on the zEnterprise provides a high-performance foundation for mov-strengths inherent in mainframes to provide the premier plat- ing business forward. It frees organizations to modernizeform for enterprise business applications. The flexibility and legacy applications, extend existing applications and consoli- date functions of applications. zEnterprise is designed to fulfill
  4. 4. 4 IBM zEnterprise: The smart platform for business applicationsthe requirements of the most demanding business applica- Many of today’s enterprise environments suffer from servertions, setting the stage for highly effective and efficient sprawl and escalating complexity. As a result, significant por-operation. tions of today’s IT budgets are consumed by IT operations. zEnterprise enables new levels of integration and providesFlexibility automated management capabilities—helping to solve theseToday’s enterprise computing environments are heterogeneous challenges and free up valuable resources.and multiplatform both because they have grown over timeand because they often are optimized to run specific types of Extensive automation and intelligent workload managementworkloads. These workloads include database and transaction capabilities combined with industry-leading integration canprocessing, numerically intensive computing, data analytics, help you manage and optimize all aspects of IT services toweb-based interactions and a myriad of single-purpose appli- achieve more efficient utilization of system resources. Withcations. While optimizing each of these workloads in its native advanced virtualization capabilities such as automated fastenvironment is smart, optimizing the way they work together cloning, zEnterprise makes it easier to keep up with growthin an integrated IT infrastructure is smarter. and changing business requirements. New application servers can be deployed rapidly, reducing server deployment timezEnterprise can reach across platforms, consolidate islands of from weeks to minutes.computing, reduce complexity, help improve security andbring applications closer to the data they need. zEnterprise Securityprovides the flexibility to consolidate and manage business zEnterprise provides comprehensive protection against a fullapplications on the optimum platform, creating the best fit for range of IT threats. Its support for massive throughput ofthe workload. secure transactions includes simplified encryption and key management to protect data at rest, data in flight and data onzEnterprise brings heterogeneous environments together into removable media. zEnterprise also provides centralized iden-a single system. It provides central management of critical tity and access management to simplify security administra-operational aspects, including goal-oriented policy manage- tion, auditing, reporting and compliance.ment, increased security, dedicated virtual networks, improveddata handling, and energy management. With zEnterprise, Virtualization on zEnterprise enables fewer physical serveryou can extend mainframe-like governance and qualities of images, fewer intrusion points, fewer points of failure, and aservice to special-purpose workload optimizers and to common security domain across these servers. In addition,POWER7 and System x general-purpose processors. IBM Tivoli® zSecure and IBM RACF®, also known as the z/OS Security Server, can further reduce risk and simplifyIntegration governance and compliance as compared to a physically dis-System z provides robust integration of z/OS-, Linux-, tributed environment.AIX- and Microsoft® Windows®-based applications.zEnterprise builds on this foundation by providing newoptions for applications on AIX and Linux deployed onIBM blades.
  5. 5. IBM Systems and Technology Group 5Scalability Disaster recoveryDeploying DB2 for z/OS on zEnterprise provides outstanding zEnterprise with IBM Geographically Dispersed Paralleldatabase scalability and the ability to handle increased volumes Sysplex™ (GDPS®) provides a comprehensive high-of data. Business applications can take advantage of the unique availability and disaster recovery solution tailored to yourparallel database design of DB2 data sharing, which delivers a business requirements and your budget. GDPS enables a sin-high-availability environment that eliminates the need to split gle disaster environment and recovery plan. It provides adata across multiple servers. single consistency group across multiple platforms including z/OS, IBM z/VM® and Linux on z. It provides continuouszEnterprise provides more total systems capacity, with an availability and disaster recovery for heterogeneous distributedincreased number of engines and improved performance. It applications using GDPS Distributed Cluster Manager andalso provides new scalable options for applications deployed Tivoli Systems Automation Application Manager.on IBM blades. These enhancements enable near-linear scala-bility unmatched in the IT industry. With zEnterprise’s ability zEnterprise: Helping organizations moveto handle billions of instructions per second, you can consoli- forwarddate more workloads. And with zEnterprise’s On/Off Capacity zEnterprise delivers on the strengths inherent in IBM main-on Demand capability, you can respond dynamically to chang- frames to provide the premier platform for enterprise businessing business requirements. applications. It gives organizations the ability to optimize deployments in the way that best fits business needs with tech-Availability nologies to span the entire enterprise—including workloadszEnterprise can provide continuous availability for hardware, on z/OS, Linux on z, IBM POWER and System x blades.operating systems and data. In today’s dynamic global market-place, very high availability of the system is crucial to the zEnterprise is the technology of choice for simplifying com-competitiveness of the enterprise. For such high availability, it plex infrastructures by integrating applications across hetero-is essential to eliminate all single points of failure in the IT geneous platforms. This breakthrough solution enhances thesystem. integration of platforms optimized for single applications. It extends unprecedented scale and quality of service to distrib-DB2 Data Sharing and IBM Parallel Sysplex® architecture on uted workloads at competitive prices.z/OS can provide nearly nonstop availability. Systems manage-ment activity can be performed without planned downtime. zEnterprise makes keeping up with exponential growthz/OS Parallel Sysplex helps to keep the business applications and dynamic business requirements more efficient, helpingavailable even if a single system must be stopped. Different your enterprise be more competitive in a nonstop globalDB2 and z/OS maintenance and release levels are allowed marketplace.within a sysplex, enabling rolling maintenance and softwareupgrades.
  6. 6. For more informationTo learn more about the value of running your enterprisebusiness applications on the IBM zEnterprise platform, pleasecontact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, orvisit © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010 IBM Systems and Technology Group Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 U.S.A. Produced in the United States of America July 2010 This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical All Rights Reserved errors. IBM may not offer the products, services or features discussed in this document in other countries, and the product information may be IBM, the IBM logo,, POWER, System x and System z are subject to change without notice. Consult your local IBM business trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines contact for information on the product or services available in your Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and area. Any statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate objectives only. The information contained in this document is current U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time as of the initial date of publication only and is subject to change without this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered notice. All performance information was determined in a controlled or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of environment. Actual results may vary. Performance information is IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark provided “as is” and no warranties or guarantees are expressed or information” at implied by IBM. Information concerning non-IBM products was obtained from the suppliers of their products their published Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in announcements or other publicly available sources. Questions on the the United States and other countries. capabilities of the non-IBM products should be addressed with the Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, suppliers. IBM does not warrant that the information offered herein other countries, or both. will meet your requirements or those of your distributors or customers. IBM provides this information “as is” without warranty. IBM disclaims Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the all warranties, express or implied, including the implied warranties of United States, other countries, or both. noninfringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. IBM products are warranted according to the terms Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. marks of others. Please Recycle ZSB03038-USEN-00