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IBM System z Solution Edition for Cloud Computing

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The IBM System z Solution Edition for Cloud Computing offers a robust set of cloud management capabilities allowing greater control and automation of cloud resources. It is offered a competitive price …

The IBM System z Solution Edition for Cloud Computing offers a robust set of cloud management capabilities allowing greater control and automation of cloud resources. It is offered a competitive price point, and combines our industry-leading IBM zEnterprise™ hardware, Tivoli® software and IBM services.

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  1. IBM Systems and TechnologySolution Brief IBM System z Solution Edition for Cloud Computing Designed to create the ideal private enterprise cloud The IBM System z Solution Edition for Cloud Computing offers a Highlights robust set of cloud management capabilities allowing greater control and automation of cloud resources. It is offered a competitive price point, Delivers a competitively priced offering, and combines our industry-leading IBM zEnterprise™ hardware, providing a services automation and management framework for the adoption Tivoli® software and IBM services. of cloud computing environments IBM zEnterprise™ features advanced ●● ● ● IBM zEnterprise is the ideal platform for cloud virtualization that supports thousands computing of workloads on a single system IBM zEnterprise provides the freedom to improve services through a Tivoli software automates requesting, ●● ● ● system designed to create the ideal private enterprise cloud for the deployment, monitoring and management flexible delivery of high value services. of cloud computing services ●● ● ● IBM services implements and optimizes The zEnterprise System family delivers: the Solution Edition for Cloud Computing ●● ● Advanced virtualization technology – zEnterprise is highly scalable providing the capability to deploy thousands of workloads in a single system with each virtual instance delivered with multitenancy, delivering a customized virtual applica- tion instance of software for each organization that needs access. ●● ● A secure and trusted platform – This system continues to be highly secure with an EAL 5 rating and the design of the architecture has less intrusion points. Multitenancy contributes to security via LPARs which are the equivalent of sepa- rate physical boxes.
  2. IBM Systems and TechnologySolution Brief●● ● Heterogeneous cloud capabilities via open APIs for the datacenter – zEnterprise provides support and central management capabilities for multiple operating systems including AIX, Linux on System and Windows on System x.●● ● Created on zero downtime design principles – There are physical redundant parts within the server that support hot failover and the mean time between failure is measured in decades on System z.These leading enterprise computing capabilities combine with af lexible and efficient resource deployment model which allowsnew and existing services to co-exist and to be rapidly deployedcreating an IT environment that is managed with cloudtechnologies.Create a self-managed cloud platform Not only does automation reduce the time required to deploywith IBM Tivoli and manage a cloud computing environment, it can also signifi-IBM understands that the effectiveness and efficiency of a cloud cantly reduce IT operational costs, reduce errors, and reserveimplementation is contingent upon a service process manage- highly valuable team members’ time for other tasks.ment platform that can deliver and automate a dynamic infra-structure, while enabling self service for the end user. Tivoli Service Automation Manager addresses the challenges of manual deployments by delivering three critical customerIBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager provides automated benefits in a cloud computing model:service lifecycle management, including dynamic instantiationof cloud services and management throughout their lifecycles. ●● ● Faster services deploymentAutomation and management of this instantiation is based on – Deployment is accelerated by exposing service offeringstemplates and management plans for manual and automated directly to the end-user service consumer, automatingmanagement components. provisioning and integrating role-based process f lows. 2
  3. IBM Systems and TechnologySolution Brief●● ● Lowering the cost of service delivery With optional planning workshops, IBM Services can deter- – Cost is lowered by providing low or no-touch deployment mine how best to meet the client’s cloud computing needs, and improving the server to administrator ratios resulting while ensuring active involvement. in significant reductions in labor costs. When IBM Services leaves the account, the client has a cloud●● ● Improved quality of service computing environment up and running on IBM zEnterprise. – Services are deployed in standardized delivery models and templates which include audit trails and through a self- Flexible Financing service portal for service consumers. The cloud financing portfolio from IBM Global Financing is a comprehensive set of funding options that can free up capitalWith Tivoli Service Automation Manager, services can be made and turn large upfront investments into affordable monthlyavailable to end users through request-driven provisioning, payments. From simple loans to custom leases, the total cloudincreasing end user satisfaction. solution can be financed with competitive rates and customized payment structures for hardware, software and services fromIBM Services Accelerates the Time both IBM and third parties—in one simple contract with oneto Value low periodic payment.Whether you are upgrading existing capacity or buying newsystem resources, the IBM services team delivers a cloud com- IGF has announced a 90-day payment deferral, whereby clientsputing framework to accelerate customer value. can implement their cloud solution now, and make no payments until next year. ibm.com/financing/usWe provide implementation and optimization services toprepare the base environment, install the cloud service manage- For more informationment software and finally to optimize the environment to meet To learn more about the IBM Solution Edition forthe client’s needs. Cloud Computing, please contact your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit: ibm.com/systems/z/solutions/editions/cloud/ 3
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