IBM zEnterprise System: Integrated computing to meet the demands of a smarter planet


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The IBM zEnterprise system is an integrated hardware platform designed to span and manage workloads across mainframe, IBM Power7 and IBM System x blade technologies in heterogeneous environments, enabling workloads to be deployed on the technologies that are best suited for them

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IBM zEnterprise System: Integrated computing to meet the demands of a smarter planet

  1. 1. IBM Systems and Technology Group System zIBM zEnterprise SystemIntegrated computing to meet the demands of a smarter planet
  2. 2. 2 IBM zEnterprise SystemEmbracing the promise—and challenge— It meets the needs of today’s heterogeneous computingof heterogeneous computing environments by enabling workloads to be deployed on theOn a smarter planet, heterogeneous computing is an inevitable technologies that are best suited for them—but withoutreality. Many enterprises may have chosen the IBM System z® requiring those workloads and technologies to be managedplatform, with its availability and security advantages, to run separately. Rather, zEnterprise integrates these islands of com-mission-critical workloads—yet made equally valid decisions puting, reducing complexity, improving security and bringingto use distributed servers for other workload needs. With distributed applications closer to the data they need. Thebusiness processes spanning multiple computing platforms in result is a new kind of IT infrastructure that makes it possiblethis complex environment, managing processes and platforms to efficiently operate heterogeneous technologies and multiplecan become a formidable challenge. The choice is whether to virtual servers as one.respond by resisting or embracing the heterogeneity.While many technology providers have succumbed to thetemptation to conquer complexity by reducing the computingenvironment to a single technology platform, this approachcan result in a case of throwing the baby out with the bathwa-ter. After all, different technologies are better suited to rundifferent workloads, whether transaction and data processing,analytics, web-based interactions or enterprise applications.That’s why IBM believes it’s smarter to keep multiple tech-nologies and find better ways for them to work together.That’s the thinking behind the IBM zEnterprise™ System.zEnterprise: The basis for a trulyintegrated hardware environmentzEnterprise is an integrated hardware platform that’sdesigned to span and manage workloads across mainframe,IBM POWER7® and IBM System x® blade technologies.
  3. 3. IBM Systems and Technology Group 3IBM zEnterprise is a “system of systems” that brings together Adding value one step at a timethe following IBM resources to unify IT in heterogeneous zEnterprise can be deployed in stages, with valueenvironments: realized from the very start. To begin with, clients with IBM System z9® or IBM System z10® servers today can● The IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) is at the heart of upgrade directly to the z196 to take advantage of even higher IBM zEnterprise. z196 is the only general-purpose system quality of service and significantly lower price/performance for with a 5.2 GHz processor and capacity of up to 50 billions workloads such as Linux. Upgrading to z196 can also deliver instructions per second. As many as 32 z196 systems can be dramatic improvements in performance for workloads running coupled together in a sysplex, providing an efficient platform under IBM z/OS®—without any corresponding increase in for large-scale application hosting and large-scale Linux® energy consumption. consolidation.● zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension attaches to the z196 to Adding zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and zEnterprise add selected POWER7 and System x blades for thousands of Unified Resource Manager capabilities delivers further value IBM AIX® and Linux applications. It also adds performance by extending the reach of System z availability and security to optimizers and appliances to accelerate time to insight and heterogeneous platforms and consolidating their management. help reduce cost. For the first time, it is now possible to run an application that● zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager enables unified manage- spans multiple operating system and hardware platforms—for ment of heterogeneous resources, extending System z quali- example, z/OS or Linux on System z, Linux on System x ties of service across workloads. blades, or AIX on POWER7 blades—and yet manage it on a single system using one management resource. This approach helps reduce risk across the infrastructure by integrating gov- ernance of applications and other resources, and it increases business agility by integrating management processes that once had to be handled separately.
  4. 4. For more informationTo learn more about how IBM zEnterprise System canstreamline and simplify operations across heterogeneous com-puting environments, contact your IBM representative orIBM Business Partner, or visit: © 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 All Rights Reserved IBM, the IBM logo,, System z and zEnterprise are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. IBM may not offer the products, services or features discussed in this document in other countries, and the product information may be subject to change without notice. Consult your local IBM business contact for information on the product or services available in your area. Any statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. The information contained in this document is current as of the initial date of publication only and is subject to change without notice. All performance information was determined in a controlled environment. Actual results may vary. Performance information is provided “AS IS” and no warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied by IBM. Information concerning non-IBM products was obtained from the suppliers of their products their published announcements or other publicly available sources. Questions on the capabilities of the non-IBM products should be addressed with the suppliers. IBM does not warrant that the information offered herein will meet your requirements or those of your distributors or customers. IBM provides this information “AS IS” without warranty. IBM disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including the implied warranties of noninfringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. Please Recycle ZSB03044-USEN-00