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Learn about KVM Success Stories Book. This brochure tells you about several clients who have leveraged KVM in their virtualization initiatives with IBM hardware or software solutions. For more information on IBM Systems, visit http://ibm.co/RKEeMO.


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KVM Success Stories Book

  1. 1. ENTER » IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book
  2. 2. 2 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » An introduction to KVM KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is rapidly gaining foothold as a cost effective, enterprise ready, and open virtualization solution, with an extensive ecosystem surrounding it. This brochure tells you about several clients who have leveraged KVM in their virtualization initiatives with IBM hardware or software solutions. KVM is an open source hypervisor, based on Linux. It provides enterprise-class performance, scalability and security to run Windows and Linux workloads. KVM offers organizations a cost-effective alternative to other x86 hypervisors, and enables a more scal- able, and open Cloud. For clients concerned about vendor ‘lock-in’ with virtualization technologies, KVM is an attractive choice. Many Linux distributions already come with KVM as part of the package: ●● Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 and above ●● SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 and above ●● Canonical Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and above Or you can get KVM as a standalone hypervisor: ●● Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 and above KVM is important to IBM as it offers our clients choice. IBM has over 60 developers contributing to KVM as part of the open source community. KVM is supported across IBM hardware, software and services, including: ●● IBM x86 systems including IBM® System x®, iDataPlex® and BladeCenter® featuring Intel® Xeon® processors for Linux and Windows support KVM. ●● IBM PureFlex™ System, IBM Flex System™ and PureApplication™ System offer KVM as one of their hypervisor choices. ●● IBM BladeCenter x86 servers in the zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension (zBX) and Unified Resource Manager support KVM. ●● IBM Systems Director VMControl™, IBM SmartCloud™ Provisioning, and Tivoli® systems management solutions manage KVM. ●● KVM is a tier 1 virtualization technology for IBM Software Group with all the relevant key Software Group products supporting KVM today. ●● IBM SmartCloud Enterprise uses KVM as its underlying hypervisor. When clients choose a virtualization technology it is not just about the hypervisor, but especially about the technologies surrounding it. An extensive eco- system surrounds KVM:
  3. 3. 3 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » ●● Hardware—KVM is supported on a variety of hardware including IBM Systems. ●● ISV—many ISVs have developed virtual appliances with KVM for IBM PureFlex Systems. ●● Virtualization Management—IBM Systems Director VMControl and Tivoli systems management solu- tions support KVM. ●● Open Virtualization Alliance—an industry consor- tium with 250+ members focused on fostering market awareness and adoption of open virtualiza- tion and KVM. IBM is a founding and governing member. ●● oVirt—the oVirt Project is an open source virtualization project providing feature-rich server virtualization management. IBM KVM success stories are also available at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/virtualization/kvm/stories.html ●● OpenStack—open source software for building private and public clouds, supported by a global community of developers and the OpenStack Foundation where IBM is a Board member. OpenStack provides support for many virtualiza- tion technologies, including KVM, and much of the OpenStack code development has taken place on KVM. In this reference guide you will see KVM success stories out of this ecosystem. Select a KVM Client Success Story Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  4. 4. 4 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Abyres (Absolute Binary Resources) The KVM Solution: Three Malaysian government agencies adopt open virtualization Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) Member Company Abyres helps three government agencies in Malaysia deploy solutions based on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) to increase performance and reduce cost of ownership Need: As they sought to improve network operations, three Malaysian government agencies faced several issues including limited data center space, frequent hard- ware failures and server management complexity. The agencies include a Malaysian Blood Bank and PERHILITAN, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia. Solution: The agencies looked to Abyres to virtualize their operations using an open virtualization approach, comprised of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization software running on Dell Blade and IBM System x 3650 class servers powered by Intel Xeon processors. Benefit: These KVM-based solutions delivered increased performance and scalability, higher availability, and substantial cost savings, enabling the agencies to meet all of their business objectives at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions. Because KVM sup- ports heterogeneous environments, these agencies retain the familiarity of their Windows environments with all of the benefits of open-source-based solutions. Abyres is a member of the Open Virtualization Alliance, an industry consortium focused on fostering market awareness and adoption of open virtualization and KVM. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://openvirtualizationalliance.org/downloads/OVA_CustomerSuccessStory_Abyres_Final.pdf “When people deploy virtualization they tend to simply move one application from the physical server to the virtual server. This is technically virtualization, but you will have the same problems as before because this approach doesn’t efficiently utilize the virtual solution. Abyres believes that by clustering applications, we can provide our clients with the maximum utilization of their high-performance virtual machines.” —Syamsul Anuar Abd Nasir, Senior Technical Consultant, Abyres Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  5. 5. 5 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Alphinat Alphinat is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that has built a virtual appliance on the IBM PureFlex System with KVM. Alphinat is a member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. Alphinat SmartGuide virtual appliance on the IBM PureFlex System Rapid deployment of online application development capability on a flexible, integrated system Solution: Alphinat SmartGuide is an online application- development tool that makes it possible to build web-driven applications rapidly. This ultra-fast development speed is important for many reasons, not the least of which is the rate at which cloud- based computing is growing. IBM developed a new service capability which helps ISVs prepackage applications into virtual images and appliances, easily deployable into cloud environments. Together Alphinat and IBM performed a first-of-a-kind initia- tive to package and automate SmartGuide. KVM provides an open platform for cloud enable- ment. IBM and Alphinat are members of the Open Virtualization Alliance, a consortium that fosters the adoption of open virtualization technologies includ- ing kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) and encour- ages interoperability and accelerates expansion of the ecosystem of third party solutions around KVM. This alliance complements other open-source communities that manage the development of the kernel-based virtual machine Hypervisor and its associated management capabilities for Linux and Microsoft Windows applications. KVM virtualization appealed to Alphinat because of its compelling performance, scalability and security, which makes it ideal for deployments to large-scale cloud computing. Link to view the full solution brief: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=SP&infotype=PM&appname=STGE_WA_AB_USEN& htmlfid=WAS12354USEN&attachment=WAS12354USEN.PDF Link to view the reference video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp8PCWDSAZ8 Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  6. 6. 6 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » BG-Phoenics GmbH BG-Phoenics extends the benefits of mainframe computing BG-Phoenics has deployed IBM zEnterprise with the zBladeCenter Extension (zBX). The x86 blades in the zBX have an integrated hypervisor based on KVM. With the world’s first production deployment of IBM zEnterprise with the zBladeCenter Extension Solution: BG-Phoenics has two z196 servers housed in separate data centers that are four kilometers apart. The company added two zEnterprise BladeCenter Extensions, one to each z196, each containing two IBM BladeCenter PS701 servers with IBM POWER7® processors and two IBM BladeCenter HX5 servers with Intel Xeon processors. Both types of blade server within the zBX are fully virtualized as standard, with IBM PowerVM® as the hypervisor layer for the Power Systems™ blades and an integrated hypervi- sor based on KVM—Kernel-based Virtual Machine technology—for the x86 blades. BG-Phoenics is already running two production systems on the zBX, both on AIX® on PS701 blades. The first of these is IBM License Metric Tool, part of the IBM Power Systems Software suite. It provides vital information on the utilization of resources by different pieces of software across the entire Power Systems landscape—including BG-Phoenics’ standalone IBM Power® 770 and IBM Power 595 servers. The second production environment on the zBX is IBM Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring, which plays a key role in assuring quality of service by enabling BG-Phoenics to monitor and manage its complete infrastructure, including the distributed servers outside of the zEnterprise ensemble. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/STRD-8PBJCA?OpenDocument&Site=corp&cty=en_us Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  7. 7. 7 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Bloombase Bloombase secures next generation virtual data center with IBM PureFlex System and KVM Solution: The trend toward stronger platform security and data privacy is essential and has become the “must have” element of any business critical systems. Bloombase StoreSafe delivers transparent data at-rest encryption security of enterprise storage systems from block, file, object to cloud, addressing data privacy and integrity effectively on open platform built on IBM PureFlex System and KVM. Bloombase StoreSafe virtual appliance provides superior security, performance, capacity and scalability for transformational encryption protection of host applications and critical data in multi-tenant virtual environments. KVM offers open enterprise- class virtualization where business sensitive systems can leverage on Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) with IBM PureFlex System for enhanced platform security. Benefit: The Bloombase solution enables encryption of virtual servers and storage that is hard to be realized with proprietary cryptographic hardware. It allows customers to dramatically shorten data encryption implementation times in complex heterogeneous IT environment by 70 percent with pre-built virtual appliance purpose-designed for IBM PureFlex and KVM. End result is an agile and extensible comput- ing infrastructure with minimized risk and lower total cost of ownership. Bloombase is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that has built a virtual appliance on the IBM PureFlex System with KVM. Bloombase is a member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. For more information on Bloombase and KVM view here: English paper: http://www.bloombase.com/content/fBwXRRf5 Chinese paper: http://www.bloombase.com/content/J3UKmWme Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “Bloombase joined the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) in September 2011 to demonstrate our support for the open source community and to promote KVM and open virtualization. Since then we have seen a significant increase in interest in KVM from our customers as they look to implement next-generation secure cloud computing environments.” —Sean Xiang, CEO, Bloombase.
  8. 8. 8 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Bonhams Bonhams uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an enterprise virtualization solution produced by Red Hat and based on KVM, on IBM Systems Bonhams auction house banishes antique servers Need: Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is known worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors markets, with several departments regarded as leaders within their specialist category. After an exciting period of growth—and significant mergers and acquisitions in the US market—Bonhams was challenged with an aging collection of unsupported, end-of-life systems prevalent in the US offices. Bonhams needed a scalable, cost effective system for remote management and full disaster recovery between its data centers in New York and San Francisco. Solution: The auction house turned to IBM and IBM Business Partner Quru to help it design, roll out and imple- ment a new IBM solution comprising IBM System x servers, KVM technology and IBM System Storage. At each site, the auction house deployed four IBM System x 3650 class servers with intelligent Intel Xeon processors running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.1 with KVM and Acronis Backup & Recovery® Virtual Edition for RHEV, an IBM System x 3550 class server running RHEV-M, and IBM System Storage® DS3524. Benefits: The company reduced its servers by 75 percent, saved 40 percent on project costs and ensured global business continuity. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/cs/DLAS-95TKHH?OpenDocument&Site=default&cty=en_us “Aside from a Linux-based auction system, everything was based on older platforms, and it was beginning to crumble. The project was to consolidate and refresh the hardware in the US and roll out a new email platform to bring them in line with the global infrastructure.” —Malcom Barber, Bonhams Group CEO Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  9. 9. 9 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Casio Computers Casio Computer uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an enterprise virtualization solution produced by Red Hat and based on KVM, on IBM Systems. Casio strengthens its core IT infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Need: Casio wanted to optimize the global IT infrastructure within its business development department and create business models to gain a competitive advan- tage in its industry. Solution: When Casio decided to virtualize its IBM System x servers in 2005, it moved from proprietary virtualiza- tion software to an open source hypervisor in 2007. Soon after, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, based on the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, was suggested to Casio and the company’s testing results convinced it that it would be able to gain the high-performance, scalable, cost-effective solution it was looking for with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Benefit: Since migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Casio has been able to reduce its costs significantly while also speeding up procurement, which has helped the company successfully handle business management challenges. Link to view the press release: ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/38154.wss For more information on this client’s success visit: https://www.redhat.com/resourcelibrary/case-studies/ casio-strengthens-technology-infrastructure-with-red-hat Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM hardware, we have been able to reduce costs significantly while also speeding up procurement, which has helped the company successfully handle business management challenges.” —Atsushi Yazawa, Deputy Senior General Manager, Production Purchasing Division at Casio
  10. 10. 10 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » China Merchants Bank New York Branch China Merchants Bank in New York uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM System x. China Merchants Bank New York branch banks on virtual desktop infrastructure with IBM System x, Linux and innovative KVM technology Need: For security purposes, China Merchants Bank New York branch has a unique network infrastruc- ture that includes two isolated networks—one pro- duction network for critical banking transactions and one network with access to the Internet. China Merchants Bank New York branch needed a secure and efficient way for employees to access its two physically isolated networks while minimizing IT administration and expenses. Solution: The solution includes four IBM System x3550 serv- ers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM technology. Each of these production servers typi- cally runs 18 to 20 virtual machines at one time. An additional IBM System x3650 server with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (based on KVM technology) is used to manage the virtual machines and provide a web-based interface for branch employees to access the VDI environment. IBM Systems Director helps easily manage the System x servers. In sup- port of its new server environment, the branch also deployed an IBM System Storage® DS3400 to function as the branch’s Fibre Channel storage area network. This provides a high-performance, scalable and secure storage system that enables branch employees to efficiently share storage across workstations. Benefit: The IBM solution helped the New York branch reduce its number of workstations by 50 percent, save 20 percent on software licensing and hardware costs, and provide faster storage performance. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/KFIN-927SAG?OpenDocumentSite=corpcty=en_us “With the IBM System x and KVM solution, we can quickly create a virtual machine for users, which requires less administration and saves a lot of time.” —Long Ren, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, China Merchants Bank New York branch Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  11. 11. 11 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Dutch Cloud Cloud Service Provider Dutch Cloud BV uses KVM on IBM Systems with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. Dutch Cloud BV Delivers highly available, cost-efficient cloud services Need: Based in the Netherlands, Dutch Cloud offers SMBs a range of cloud-based services from fully managed IaaS to disaster recovery solutions. In building its offering, the company needed to find the right bal- ance between ensuring its platform was standard- ized enough to enable easy scalability, and offering the specific technical features best suited to different types of workloads. Solution: The fully virtualized infrastructure is based on IBM System x3650 class servers connected to multiple IBM Storwize® V7000 disk systems. Kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) and VMware virtualization technology are used to enable clients to run multiple virtual machines on Linux or Windows images. Benefit: Supported sixfold increase in revenue while opera- tional costs remained flat; reduced time to provision 200 virtual machines by over 90 percent; decreased administrative workload by 70 percent. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/SSAO-8S5SCW? OpenDocumentSite=corpcty=en_us Link to view the reference video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8gTRF0zmY “KVM is close to both the kernel and the hardware so we can optimize performance and work with cutting- edge hardware. Open standards are also very important to us, so being able to support both KVM and VMware hypervisors with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning software enables us to offer choice to our customers.” —Martijn Van Zoeren, CEO of Dutch Cloud BV, an IBM Premier Business Partner Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  12. 12. 12 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » EDELAP EDELAP uses KVM on IBM Systems KVM at EDELAP, S.A.—Reducing complexity and improving availability with KVM on IBM System x EDELAP is an energy distributor in La Plata, Argentina servicing six cities. The company has 500 employees and is part of investment group “Power Infrastructure.” Rapid growth at EDELAP increased the risk of service disruption as the IT infrastructure became more complex to manage; it would take EDELAP a day to restore service to a failed server. Furthermore EDELAP looked to reduce hardware and software licensing cost and to optimize the use of data center space. Solution: ●● IBM System x 3400 class server ●● Six IBM BladeCenter HS22 servers (four with 2 GB of RAM, two with 4 GB of RAM) ●● IBM System Storage DS3200 with 2 expansions with all blades sharing storage ●● Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM Benefits: ●● Software licensing costs reduced by 75 percent ●● Batch processing performance improved by 50 percent (from 12 hours to 6) ●● Time to provision a new server reduced from one day to one hour ●● Reliability increased by replicating virtual servers on multiple physical servers ●● Optimized data center space by consolidating 18 physical servers to 7 ●● Increased server density by running 30 virtual servers on 6 physical servers Link to view the reference video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJqWOEFqWXs “At EDELAP, we have seen how KVM has evolved over time. Our decision to use KVM was definitely a smart choice. It has allowed us to build a resilient infrastructure that is more efficient and cost effective to manage than the alternatives we considered.” —Gonzalo D’Alessandro, Head of Technology Communications, EDELAP S.A. Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  13. 13. 13 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » eyeOS eyeOS is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that has built a virtual appliance on the IBM PureFlex System with KVM. eyeOS builds eyeOS Unified Workspace, a virtual web desktop solution, with KVM Need: With new trends like mobility, tablets, multiple OS and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) picking up quickly, eyeOS decided to focus on helping busi- nesses deploy lighter solutions for client computing. For that purpose, it expanded the scope of its product from a pure Web-based interface to a full-fledged platform that can manage users, prefer- ences, and deliver all types of applications. The most critical challenge to be addressed by eyeOS was the handling of legacy applications. Even though more and more companies are deploy- ing Web-based applications, some critical activities still rely on software applications—from SAP to Microsoft Office—that don’t offer a native web client. This is particularly true for all the enterprise applications tailor made to specific customers. Solution: eyeOS’ RD team eventually settled for a stack made of Hypervisor KVM and RedHat’s open source SPICE remoting protocol. OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) or IBM native solu- tion Flex Manager in its PureFlex Appliances are the alternatives to handle virtual machines server man- agement depending on the client or the Managed Service Provider (MSP) infrastructure where the solution is going to be deployed. Benefit: Thanks to KVM, eyeOS’ web engine can run both Windows and Linux VMs. This is an appealing option in case the applications to be virtualized can run on Linux. But most importantly, KVM is proving to be an excellent hypervisor for Windows VMs even though this hypervisor has gained fame in the Linux World. For more information on eyeOS and KVM visit here: http://www.eyeos.com/kvm-and-eyeos-unified-workspace “KVM is a very strong hypervisor that gained reputation for Linux Desktop virtualization. It is less known that KVM performance in virtualizing Windows desktops is also outstanding. Besides KVM works with SPICE and allows for several options for the VM management software.” —Michel Kisfaludi, CEO, eyeOS Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  14. 14. 14 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » i-Layer i-Layer uses SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with KVM on IBM System x Need: i-Layer wanted to expand its IBM hardware and software resale business to meet growing customer needs for secure, high-performance, cost-effective cloud solutions and hosted cloud services. Solution: The i-Layer hosted cloud, running in an offsite data center, is powered by virtualized IBM BladeCenter HS21 and HS23 servers with Intel Xeon processors running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.2 with KVM technology. For cloud storage, i-Layer uses IBM System Storage DS3000 systems connected to IBM System x 3550 M4 and x3650 M4 servers with Intel Xeon processors functioning as Network File System (NFS) nodes. They use IBM Systems Director for server management and IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager to run regular data backups. By using SUSE Linux with KVM technology, i-Layer was able to easily meet the technical requirements it had defined for its cloud. Benefit: KVM provides security capabilities that provide iso- lation between multiple tenants in the cloud, which is increasingly important as the number of i-Layer cloud customers grows. KVM has also enabled i-Layer to realize significant cost savings, lowering i-Layer deploys a secure, high-performance, cost-effective cloud using IBM BladeCenter, IBM System x and KVM software-licensing costs 70 percent below competi- tive virtualization software. The IBM and KVM cloud platform also helped the company reduce its server- provisioning time from two weeks to just 15 minutes. The use of BladeCenter servers has also helped i-Layer lower costs by reducing data-center space requirements and power consumption. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/DLAS-92XPPA?OpenDocumentSite=corpcty=en_us Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “By using IBM Systems Director and SUSE Linux with KVM on IBM BladeCenter and System x, we’re able to offer hosted cloud services to our customers that provide a high level of security in a multi-tenant environment. KVM has also enabled us to realize significant cost savings, lowering software-licensing costs 70 percent below competitive virtualization software.” —Patrick Fitzgerald, Managing Director, i-Layer Ltd
  15. 15. 15 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » LetterGen LetterGen uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an enterprise virtualization solution produced by Red Hat and based on KVM, on IBM Systems LetterGen builds leading IT infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Need: As the company continues to innovate, the Belgian enterprise wanted to realize its growth plans and remain competitive. Since LetterGen was creating more virtual machines than it could migrate—an average of 10 per month—the company was looking for a new solution that provided a stable environ- ment that would be easy to maintain and expand without incurring high costs. Solution: LetterGen strives to build cost-efficient, scalable computing resources by migrating from VMware to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the core operating system. Benefit: LetterGen has reduced costs by 67 percent, increased utilization, optimized system maintenance and improved service levels all around. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www.redhat.com/resourcelibrary/case-studies/lettergen-relies-on-red-hat Link to the press release: http://www.redhat.com/about/news/press-archive/2012/5/ lettergen-achieves-substantial-performance-gains-and-cost-savings-with-red-hat-enterprise-virtualization “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offered us the same features as VMware at a lower price point.” —Vincent van der Kussen, System Engineer Open System BTR Services Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  16. 16. 16 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM System x New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska gains flexibility and reliability with IBM System x and KVM Need: Novi urbanisticki zavod Republike Srpske, which translates to New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska, is a government agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina specializing in urban plan- ning, architecture, road and infrastructure planning, and ecological studies. The agency was struggling to run its business with an out-of-date IT infrastruc- ture that no longer satisfied its needs. Due to the age of the systems, reliability and data loss had become very real issues—ones the agency could not afford. The New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska needed a secure, flexible, scalable system to protect its data and intellectual property, as well as to increase employee productivity. Solution: The agency turned to IBM and IBM Business Partner COMPUTING systems d.o.o. to help it imple- ment, deploy and configure a new IBM solution comprising servers, storage, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) and more. They chose IBM System x 3650 M4 servers with intelligent Intel Xeon processors running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0 and an IBM System Storage DS3524 disk system. Benefit: The new IBM solution protects data from both hard- ware failures and security threats, boosts resiliency, offers the flexibility to add new functions as needed and increases employee productivity. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/KFIN-93KQ8V?OpenDocumentSite=corpcty=en_us “RHEV with KVM is key to the new system’s flexibility and performance. Chosen for its benchmark performance, high availability, live migration capabilities, ease of management and affordability, it is the only virtualization platform used agency-wide.” —Nenad Lakic, head of IT, Novi urbanisticki zavod Republike Srpske Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  17. 17. 17 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » op5 op5 is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that has built a virtual appliance on the IBM PureFlex System with KVM. op5 is a member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. op5 provides easy IT monitoring of KVM Background: op5 provides an adaptive and powerful open source software called op5 Monitor for unified IT monitoring that manages, reports, visualizes, and measures information technology in large enterprise IT environ- ments. op5 Monitor handles IT infrastructure from network hardware, software and services all the way to virtual or cloud based services. Also, op5 needed to find a virtualization platform for its internal IT that could deliver the performance and cost effective- ness needed to meet the organization’s demands. Solution: op5 has developed a powerful Ready for PureFlex virtual appliance for IBM PureFlex System that enables monitoring of KVM environments. IBM PureFlex System is ideal for deployment of hypervisors such as KVM, and for using op5 Monitor as the tool to monitor the resource usage on the KVM virtualization infrastructure. op5 developed a KVM plug-in (check_libvirt) for agentless monitoring of KVM. op5 implemented KVM as the strategic virtualization platform of choice for its internal IT because of its outstanding performance and cost effectiveness. Benefit: op5 can now provide its customers the ability to monitor the KVM virtualization platform, including monitoring of all services and applications running on KVM, helping enterprises understand actual per- formance and health of their virtual environment, with all relevant data displayed in a unified view along side other services. op5 reduced its own software licensing costs by approximately 60 percent using KVM technology instead of the previously used virtualization solution. For more information on op5 and KVM visit here: http://www.op5.com/op5-features/easy-monitoring-kvm/ Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “Because of the decreased TCO from KVM based solutions, KVM has made it possible for me to maintain a virtualization environment comparable to any competitor, but at half the price.” —Aron Lander, System Administrator/Operations Engineer, op5
  18. 18. 18 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Radware Radware is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that has built a virtual appliance on the IBM PureFlex System with KVM. Radware is a member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. Successfully Deploying Globalized Applications Requires Application Delivery Controllers Need: Overcoming the inherent challenges of ADC consoli- dation, while delivering maximum agility for the appli- cation delivery services as well as transforming a traditional application delivery infrastructure into a virtual application delivery fabric that provides appli- cation delivery services to the whole data center. Solution: Radware assures the complete availability, perfor- mance, and security of business-critical applications for enterprises and carriers worldwide. Radware enters the Open Virtualization Alliance to deliver the first virtual ADC solution for KVM—minimizing complexity, adding flexibility and dramatically reducing overall costs in globalized applications projects leveraging virtualized private, hybrid and public cloud solutions. Benefit: Radware customers achieve highest application delivery resilience and performance predictability, data center business agility and IT efficiency, dra- matic reduction in the cost of application delivery deployments. For more information on Radware and KVM view here: http://www.radware.com/Company/TechnologyAlliances/technology_alliances.aspx?id=1570taID=2404imglogo=182739 Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “Mission-critical applications and services running in RHEV environments must be highly available and deliver excellent performance. With Radware becoming an ISV for IBM PureSystems, customers can not only address these challenges, but also deploy and manage their mission-critical applications together with an advanced ADC service on one consistent virtualization environment.” —Gilad Zlotkin - vice president, Virtualization and Management Products - Radware
  19. 19. 19 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center “The Red Hat solution reduces our cost and increases the utilization and dynamic allocation flexibility. Selecting enterprise-level open source products allows us to have the initiative, without vendor lock-in. In addition, we are guaranteed technical support.” —Yoa Chunyang, assistant general manager of IT Operation Assurance, Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an enterprise virtualization solution produced by Red Hat and based on KVM, on IBM Systems. Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center optimizes operation with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Background: Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center Co., Ltd. was founded in Beijing in 2006, with the approval of the People’s Bank of China. It has 31 nationwide province-level rural credit union associations including rural cooperative banks, rural commercial banks and the Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank. Increasing IT requirements for limited physical serv- ers, in addition to fast growth, increased pressure on the server infrastructure that supported the Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center network server information systems. The organization imple- mented Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to consoli- date physical space, cut costs and increase availability and scalability. For more information on this client’s success visit: http://www.redhat.com/resourcelibrary/case-studies/ rural-credit-banks-funds-clearing-center-optimizes-operation-with-red-hat-enterprise-virtualization Solution: ●● Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization 3 ●● Red Hat Enterprise Linux ●● JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform ●● IBM BladeCenter blade servers ●● IBM System Storage—DS Series Benefit: Due to the numerous benefits, the organization chose to migrate from VMware to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. The migration resulted in reduced hardware, licensing and maintenance costs, as well as dramatically improved utilization and flexibility. Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  20. 20. 20 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT »For more information on Scale and KVM view here: http://www.scalecomputing.com/lp/whitepaper/kvm-ibm-whitepaper Scale Computing is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that has built a virtual appliance using KVM and IBM’s GPFS. Scale Computing is a member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. Scale Computing’s HC3 based on KVM Offers an Affordable, Easy-to-Use Virtualization Solution for the mid-market Need Many SMBs have not yet virtualized due to the com- plex labyrinth of technologies that need to be woven together into a fully functional, integrated and highly available infrastructure. KVM plays a crucial part in bringing hyper-convergence to this untapped market and untangling this complexity. Hyperconvergence includes combining all of the functionality of a data center in an appliance-like form factor that can be connected together to build an entire infrastructure in building block fashion. Integrating KVM, Scale Computing designed a full-functioning commercial- grade, hyper-converged product, providing an affordable, highly available, easy to use virtualization appliance for small and midsize companies. Solution Scale Computing’s HC3, based on KVM, integrates servers, storage and networking into a clustered appliance with a single operating system called ICOS® (Intelligent Clustered Operating System). Through a single pane, ICOS manages virtual serv- ers and storage to create a highly available platform. Benefits With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 lowers out of pocket costs by as much as 75 percent and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep applica- tions running. HC3 makes the deployment and management of a highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server. Scale Computing Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “We’re very excited to be an active participant in the Open Virtualization Alliance. Industry-wide commitment to solving the challenges IT administrators face, with technologies such as KVM, will hasten the development of solutions and technology price reductions.” —Patrick Conte, GM and EVP of Worldwide Field Operations for Scale Computing
  21. 21. 21 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » For more information on this client’s success visit: Link to case study: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/ LWIS-8YSTCX?OpenDocumentSite=corpcty=en_us SLTN SLTN delivers Cloud Services with KVM on IBM Systems and with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. SLTN Reduces cloud and virtualization management costs with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and KVM Background: SLTN is an information and communications tech- nology (ICT) managed service provider and system integrator in the Netherlands. The company serves a wide range of organizations, from multinational corporations and government agencies to mid- market businesses. SLTN’s evolution from hardware reseller to managed service provider, and, now, cloud services provider reflects changing IT needs over the past 15 years. Solution: To deliver cloud services, SLTN designed and implemented a new data center based on IBM BladeCenter and IBM System x 3550 class servers, and IBM XIV Storage System technology. Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and VMware virtualization technology are used to enable clients to run multiple virtual machines with Linux or Windows images depending on their needs. Benefit: SLTN found that by using SmartCloud Provisioning it could also rapidly provision virtual machines with little administrative effort. And while SLTN will use other cloud management technologies when needed, it has found that the majority of its clients can benefit from using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning software to support provisioning of both KVM and VMware ESXi hypervisors. With the ability to deliver new cloud services cost-effectively, SLTN expects to realize a 24-month return on its investment. “What we see, in general, is that customers say the system management of VMware can be difficult and that licensing costs are high; and that’s the main reason why customers are looking to other options like KVM,” “We believe that there’s a great future for KVM, especially in combination with Linux. I think there will continue to be a lot of development in KVM so we’ll see better and better performance, functionality and management capabilities.” —Henk Jansen, General Manager, Services, SLTN Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x)
  22. 22. 22 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » Vissensa For more information visit: www.vissensa.com Vissensa uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an enterprise virtualization solution produced by Red Hat and based on KVM, on IBM Systems KVM at Vissensa—KVM on IBM systems provides resilient, low cost virtual desktops Background: With a KVM implementation of Virtual Bridges VERDE, Vissensa created a high availability environment where clients can test, quality assure and benchmark their applications on a Linux platform. The virtual desktop infrastructure enables Vissensa’s customers to tune their solutions while saving money relative to other solutions, without sacrificing functional capabilities. Solution: ●● Vissensa VsX (Vissensa Solution Exchange) ●● Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (KVM) with Virtual Bridges VERDE VDI solution ●● IBM BladeCenter HS22 ●● IBM System x3650 class servers ●● IBM Storwize V7000 storage ●● IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Benefits: ●● Integrated Virtual Desktop platform with low cost operating system, reducing costs by 75 percent. ●● Increased flexibility in provisioning new users, new applications, new hardware ●● Centralized management of desktop and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) estate ●● Optimized storage allocation and usage with shared resources, processes. Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “Using virtualization with KVM on IBM System x Servers and Storwize V7000, Vissensa is able to provision mobile corporate applications to a world of varied devices, delivering a “single pane of glass” to the corporate workforce and ensure their connection to common desktop service and corporate applications is maintained.” —Steve Groom, CEO, Vissensa Ltd
  23. 23. 23 IBM Systems and Technology KVM Success Stories Book « BACK | NEXT » For more information on this client’s success visit: Link to case study: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/KFIN-8ZELJ5? OpenDocumentSite=corpcty=en_us Webb Webb uses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an enterprise virtualization solution produced by Red Hat and based on KVM, on IBM Systems KVM at Webb - Reducing costs and improving reliability with RHEV on IBM BladeCenter Background: Webb, a Brazilian supply chain management company, faced growing software-testing demands and needed a new, cost-efficient infrastructure with improved flexibility and performance. At the same time, the company also needed to replace several racks of servers used to run back-office applications such as customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning. Solution: The company deployed IBM BladeCenter H chassis containing BladeCenter HS22 servers with Intel Xeon processors. The servers were virtualized in two clusters running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 with KVM. Webb also deployed IBM Systems Director with Active Energy Manager for systems management and IBM Storwize V7000 for storage. Benefits: The IBM solution reduced software licensing costs by 70 percent, lowered configuration time for virtual machines from two days to 15 minutes and reduced server footprint by more than 80 percent. Abyres and its Malaysian Clients (KVM on IBM Systems, OVA member) Alphinat (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) BG Phoenics (zBX) Bloombase (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Bonhams (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) Casio Computers (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) China Merchants Bank New York Branch (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) DutchCloud (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) EDELAP (KVM on IBM Systems) eyeOS (ISV on PureFlex) i-Layer (SUSE Linux with KVM on System x) LetterGen (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) New Institute for Urban Planning of the Republic of Srpska (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) op5 (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Radware (ISV on PureFlex, OVA member) Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM BladeCenter) Scale Computing (ISV on PureFlex, OVA Member) SLTN (IBM SmartCloud Provisioning) Vissensa (KVM on IBM Systems) Webb (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on System x) “In the Supply Chain SaaS business, high reliability and low costs are essential to our customers. By using open virtualization with KVM on IBM System x Blade Servers, we’ve been able to accelerate our software testing and quality assurance, as well as host our production back-office applications.” —Mauricio Longo, IT Infrastructure Manager, Webb
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