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  • 1. Systems z Linux on System z Client case stories IBM System z © 2010 IBM Corporation © 2009 IBM Cooperation
  • 2. Trademarks The following are trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. AIX* Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex NetWeaver* System z* z9* BladeCenter* IBM* Parallel Sysplex* System z9* z10 CICS* IBM (logo)* PartnerWorld* System z10 z10 EC Cognos* IBM eServer pSeries* Tivoli* zSeries* DataStage* InfoSphere* OMEGAMON* Tivoli Enterprise Console* z/VSE* DB2* Lotus Notes* Rational* TotalStorage* z/VM* Domino* MQSeries* S/390* WebSphere* FlashCopy* Multiprise* System Storage z/OS* GDPS* Netcool* * Registered trademarks of IBM Corporation The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of other companies. Adobe, the Adobe logo, PostScript, and the PostScript logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries. Cell Broadband Engine is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both and is used under license there from. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. InfiniBand is a trademark and service mark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. Intel, Intel logo, Intel Inside, Intel Inside logo, Intel Centrino, Intel Centrino logo, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. ITIL is a registered trademark, and a registered community trademark of the Office of Government Commerce, and is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. IT Infrastructure Library is a registered trademark of the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency, which is now part of the Office of Government Commerce. * All other products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Notes: Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate (ITR) ratio based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here. IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply. All customer examples cited or described in this presentation are presented as illustrations of the manner in which some customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual customer configurations and conditions. This publication was produced in the United States. IBM may not offer the products, services or features discussed in this document in other countries, and the 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. All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. Information about non-IBM products is obtained from the manufacturers of those products or their published announcements. IBM has not tested those products and cannot confirm the performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions on the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products. Prices subject to change without notice. Contact your IBM representative or Business Partner for the most current pricing in your geography. 2 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 3. Content Virtualization pages 4-11 Automation pages 21-22 BCBS Minnesota (USA, Dec 2009) University of North Carolina (USA, Sep 2009) Marist College (USA, val. Oct 2009) IBM IT Delivery (Aug 2009) Shikoku (Japan, Oct 2009) Reduced Cost pages 23-36 Transzap (USA, Sep 2009) Casa Bahia (Brazil, Mar 2010) Colacem S.p.A. (Italy, Jan 2009) Baldor Electric Company(USA, Mar 2010) Bank of Russia (Russia, Oct 2008) Atos Origin (UK, Dec 2009) BRZ Deutschland (Germany, Oct 2008) Marsh (UK, Dec 2009) Univar (USA, Mar 2008) Allianz (Australia, Nov 2009) Home Depot (USA, Nov 2009) Computacenter (UK, Nov 2009) Energy Efficiency pages 12-14 National Business Center (Aug 2009) Bank of New Zealand (Nea Zealand, Jan 2009) Ball State University (USA, Jun 2009) Gruppo API (Italy, 2009) Salt River Project (USA, May 2009) Dundee City Council (United Kingdom, Jun 2008) gkd-el (Germany, Jan 2009) Nationwide Insurance (USA, Sep 2008) Security and Resiliency pages 15-20 Winnebago Industries (USA, Mar 2008) RENFE (Spain, Sep 2006) EFiS AG (Germany, Dec 2009) IBM FMS (USA, Oct 2009) Case studies for Linux® on IBM eServer™ zSeries pages 37-41 RIHMI-WDC (USA, Oct 2009) University of Arkansas (USA, Aug 2009) Con-Way Freight (USA, Jun 2009) TORN (Poland, val. May 2009) Peter Hahn (Germany, Mar 2009) King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand, Apr Wessels+Müller AG (Germany, Sep 2008) 2008) Illinois State University (USA, Mar 2008) 3 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 4. BCBS Minnesota Reducing TCO with virtualized Linux on System z Business Challenge: “From every perspective, running applications under The Microsoft® Windows® and Intel® processor-based server Linux on System z makes sense landscape at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSM) was for our organization. inflexible and costly to operate and maintain. Performance, reliability, Solution: disaster recovery, server provisioning and cost efficiency IBM helped BCBSM consolidate 140 servers to a single have all seen dramatic IBM System z® with six Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines. Key improvements—helping BCBSM applications now run in Linux® virtual servers, while IBM DB2® deliver better service and better databases run on z/OS® on the same physical machine. value to its members across the state.” — Ted Mansk, Director of Benefits: Infrastructure Engineering and Significant TCO reduction over five years Databases at BCBSM Virtualization cuts server provisioning times by 99 percent Disaster recovery can be achieved 97 percent faster than before Solution Components IBM System z9® Enterprise class (z9® EC) IBM System z10™ Enterprise class (z10 EC™) 4 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 5. Shikoku Electric Power Company Strengthening communications with IBM Lotus Notes® and Domino® Business challenge: Shikoku Electric, one of 10 electric utilities in Japan, needed to expand “Lotus Notes/Domino has its internal communications system. The company hoped to improve deeply penetrated the entire service levels to customers by improving knowledge sharing among company, and is now employees, including information about daily business processes and indispensable for daily emergency recovery procedures. business.” — Shinji Nakauchi, System Solution: Promotion Group Leader, Shikoku Electric Power Shikoku Electric expanded its existing Lotus Notes/Domino groupware Company implementation and deployed it on redundant IBM System z9 Business Class servers. The IBM System z9 uses open-source Linux and virtualization technology to enable multiple instances of Lotus Solution components: Notes/Domino on one machine, reducing the number of servers required IBM System z9 Business to support the expanded capabilities. Class server (z9 BC) Benefits: IBM Lotus Notes Extends the value of existing investments in IBM technology IBM Lotus Domino Simplifies operations and systems management Enables cost-efficient scalability through virtualization 5 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 6. Transzap boosts uptime with IBM System z Transzap, Inc. Business challenge: Transzap offers its customers a comprehensive suite of financial software tools. As a small business with tens of billions of dollars in “We intend to deliver a client transactions flowing through their systems each year, Transzap 99.9% application uptime needed an economical, reliable platform to provide clients with high guarantee to our customer availability while enabling the capacity to accommodate growth within base, thanks to the their software as a service business model. availability characteristics of System z.” Solution: — Peter Flanagan, CEO of Transzap decided to consolidate on an IBM System z platform to Transzap, Inc. provide the stability and scalability needed to accommodate triple digit volume growth, enabling them to focus on the business of software innovation. Transzap migrated to System z and virtualized Solution components: its critical applications on Linux on System z, a platform that supports IBM System z Transzap's dynamic Java™ and Oracle environments. Linux on System z z/VM® Benefits: Helps Transzap to serve more than 69,000 users across 6,800 companies Provides higher levels of uptime for their customers Offers peace of mind through 24x7 world-class hardware support 6 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 7. Colacem S.p.A. - Case Study from Clabby Analytics SAP on Linux on a Mainframe! Business need A big influencing factor for moving to SAP on Linux on a mainframe at “I can host my ware- Colacem was the need to be more agile in acquiring and assimilating house, my business new businesses into the Colacem fold. Colacem already had a huge applications, and my DB2 commitment to mainframe architecture (the company prefers centralized database all on the same control of its information technology) – but had not yet standardized on machine. This gives me an enterprise resource planning application. huge performance Solution advantages”. Colacem uses the latest, IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) - Mr. Andrea Coccia, CIO architecture running z/VM as a host operating environment that controls Colacem S.p.A. underlying Linux instances. SAP's enterprise suite of ERP applications Colacem believes that (accounting, financials, etc.) have been deployed to run-the-company deploying SAP on Linux on a and its associated businesses. mainframe makes excellent business sense. Benefits: SAP does indeed run extremely well on Linux on mainframe architecture Colacem has realized distinct business advantages by using SAP to support its policies of expansion through acquisition Colacem is so pleased with its SAP/Linux/mainframe application environment that it plans to implement a second phase to add new SAP applications to its application portfolio 7 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 8. Bank of Russia Reintegrating payment processing for Russia’s national bank Business challenge: With a variety of local payment processing systems running on more “With IBM System z, instead of than 200 distributed servers in 74 data centers across 11 time zones, buying an oversized server and the Bank of Russia faced significant challenges in terms of operational growing into it over the years, we efficiency, technical support and security. only need to pay for what we use. As volumes increase, we can ask Solution: IBM to activate more processors within the mainframe to deal with Working with IBM and EC-Leasing, the Bank consolidated the entire infrastructure to just four IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC) the demand”. mainframes at two data centers; using a new software landscape - Mr. Mikhail Senatorov, Deputy under z/OS and virtualized Linux servers under z/VM. Chairman, Bank of Russia Solution components: Benefits: IBM System z9 Enterprise Class IBM z/OS Cut payment processing costs by 95 percent, saving US $400 IBM z/VM million Linux Achieved further savings on licensing, maintenance and electricity IBM Global Mirror IBM Metro Mirror Reduced workload for technical staff by 85 percent IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® IBM WebSphere® MQSeries® 8 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 9. Marist College Enabling 600 hosted virtual servers on IBM System z9 Business challenge Marist College is a leading comprehensive liberal arts institution that has “System z has been gained a reputation as a trailblazer in virtualization and mainframe wonderful. Fabulous. A technologies. The college’s IT infrastructure supports a variety of functions, crown jewel. I can’t say including systems for administration, development, production and education. enough superlatives about Solution what it’s done for us.” “z/VM is much easier to Marist installed their first IBM eServer™ zSeries® 900 (z900) over six years manage from a technology ago and has recently upgraded to an IBM System z9. The z9 mainframe point of view. It takes less runs IBM z/VM which enables extremely high utilization of computing staff and provides more resources with a reduced footprint. z/VM also enables high performance for useful tools,” its hosted virtual servers, which include Linux. Storage in the z9 is being transitioned to two IBM System Storage™ DS8100 disk storage systems. A. Harry Williams, director of technology and systems, Benefits Marist College Enables extremely high utilization of computing resources Simplifies maintenance and management of over 600 virtual servers Increases utilization and capacity while reducing footprint 9 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 10. BRZ Deutschland … Reduces data processing times by deploying IBM System z9 and IBM System Storage technology Business need To meet customer demands in the fast-paced construction industry and to "A maximum in flexibility, operate as optimally as possible, BRZ needed a robust, powerful IT stability and availability is platform. BRZ’s challenge was compounded by the fact that its existing simply what our clients expect IBM S/390® Multiprise® 2000 mainframe was running at capacity. and is a require-ment for the permanent improvement of Solution On a recommendation from IBM and IBM Premier Business Partner Fritz process flows. With the IBM & Macziol GmbH, BRZ migrated to an IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 System z9 BC we can meet BC) server running the IBM z/VSE™ V4 operating system. The System z9 these requirements." technology offered the flexibility to run the z/VSE operating system while - Oliver Neureuther, director of also allowing the company’s Linux applications to coexist. Leveraging the product management systems, z/VSE environment with the System z9 BC server acting as the data hub. BRZ Deutschland GmbH Benefits Provides the flexibility to run the z/VSE operating system in parallel with Linux applications Accelerates processing run times for batch jobs Reduces run times for 200,000 payroll stubs by 50 percent over the company’s previous system 10 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 11. Univar USA Responding to rapid growth in a mainframe environment Business challenge Univar USA is the leading industrial chemical distributor in the United States, providing chemical products and distribution services. After acquiring a competitor and taking on additional workloads from other “The z9 was the perfect geographies, Univar USA faced an immediate need to upgrade its IT solution for what we infrastructure to handle the increased data processing requirements. needed. No matter what the business does in the Solution future, we have a footprint that we can grow in.” The company turned to IBM Premier Business Partner Sirius Computer Solutions for help in developing and implementing a new hardware solution. Univar USA replaced their existing IBM eServer zSeries 890 — Dean Schultz, manager of (z890) mainframe with an IBM System z9 Enterprise Class server. The technical services, Univar solution allows the company to leverage specialty engines such as USA Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) to provide additional processing capabilities. Benefits Enables a multi-OS mainframe environment Facilitates business continuity efforts Provides scalability options to accommodate future growth 11 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 12. Bank of New Zealand … Reduces Carbon Footprint with Red Hat on the Mainframe Business need Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) was close to reaching capacity in its datacenter and needed a new solution that could maximize space and resources while keeping costs down. With a heavy carbon-neutral focus as a core part of its corporate values, BNZ “Deploying IBM mainframes looked for ways to green its IT architecture and carve out costs. with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Solution to address our carbon footprint In mid 2007, BNZ began overhauling its mission-critical front-end IT environment, and cost savings concerns was including its Internet banking and bank teller functions, and its middleware layer a very big deal, especially at providing connectivity through to its core back-end data. It migrated its systems to Red the senior management level.” Hat Enterprise Linux 5 running under z/VM on the mainframe. Today, BNZ utilizes both z10™ and z9 systems, exclusively running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, to power the - Lyle Johnston, bank’s customer-facing banking systems, including Internet banking and teller infrastructure architect at BNZ platforms. Benefits: Recovered 30 percent of datacenter floor space 33 percent reduction in heat output and a 39 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for its front-end systems Reduced power consumption by 38 percent 20 percent return on investment (ROI) over the life of the platform The new virtualized platform has also boosted the speed and simplicity of new deployments. ibm.com/press/nz/en/pressrelease/26621.wss 12 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 13. Gruppo API Consolidates its distributed server landscape to gain flexibility and savings with IBM System z Greater capacity enables growing companies to achieve their potential Business challenge: A rapidly expanding distributed UNIX® landscape was proving increasingly complex for Gruppo API to manage. As the company anticipated further growth, it recognized the need to increase flexibility “The new System z10 is while keeping a sharp eye on costs and energy consumption. much more powerful than our UNIX servers. This Solution: will allow us to avoid the Implemented an IBM System z10 mainframe with seven Integrated upgrades to processor Facility for Linux (IFL) processors, two CPs and one zIIP engine. capacity that trigger Installed IBM System Storage DS8300 to deliver high-performance additional storage. licensing costs.” — Gaetano Scebba, Chief Benefits: Technology Officer, Gruppo API Simplified infrastructure management: processing time for SAP BI reduced by 35 percent compared to the distributed server landscape Quick, pain-free migration: 1,200 user mail boxes moved to Solution components: System z in just two weeks, without any interruption to end users IBM System z10 Green benefits: energy consumption cut by 35 percent, floor-space IBM System Storage requirements reduced by 15 percent, and cooling by 35 percent. DS8300 IBM InfoSphere® Source: Transworld Data Case Study, 2009 13 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 14. Dundee City Council … Builds an energy-efficient infrastructure with IBM Business need To meet its environmental objectives, reduce operational costs and save “The z9 mainframes give data centre space, the IT department at Dundee City Council wanted to us a significant increase in revolutionize its infrastructure through the use of server virtualization and processing power and thin-client architectures. scalability, while reducing the amount of electricity Solution and air conditioning we IBM helped Dundee consolidate more than 50 application servers to a pair require. Instead of 50 of energy-efficient IBM System z9 Business Class mainframes with IBM under-utilized boxes, all System Storage DS6800 storage, and introduced thin-client devices using with their own power Windows terminal services software running on IBM BladeCenter® server supplies and air farms. conditioning requirements, we have two physical Benefits machines hosting 50 Proven ability to run hundreds of virtual servers side-by-side in a single virtual servers – making physical footprint optimal use of our IBM System z platform is ideally positioned as a solution to shrinking resources.” space, power and air conditioning capacity in the typical data centre. System z9 mainframes, thin-client devices and BladeCenter servers are - Tim Simpson, IT Support Manager, Dundee City designed to increase Dundee’s computing resources while decreasing Council electricity and air-conditioning requirements – reducing operational costs and carbon footprint. 14 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 15. EFiS Financial Solutions... Resolves data center Pain Points and further optimizes the IT infrastructure using the IBM Enterprise Linux Server Business need “We chose an IBM Enterprise Linux The driving business challenge at EFiS was the requirement to reduce cost, risk Server with a System z Business Class and resources while increasing the efficiency and ecology at the same time. configuration, running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z from Security requirements, scalability and the need to process huge amounts of Novell for the high reliability, advanced transactions while saving cost for software licenses furthermore lead to the security, extreme scalability and high decision to move from various hardware platforms (including x86, IBM eServer compute power this solution offers," pSeries®, SPARC/Solaris and HP) to System z running Linux. said Ernst Bauer, Chief Operating Officer at EFiS Financial Solutions AG. Solution "Another crucial factor for the Migrating various servers from different vendors to one IBM System z9 BC (Linux decision to move to this combined only machine), EFiS managed to optimize their data center back in 2008. The fact solution was the energy and power savings this offering from IBM and Novell that fewer server had to be managed, lead to an easier control and operation of the could provide us. existing environment. With the update of the current production z9 to a z10 based Enterprise Linux Server, EFiS continuous the optimization of their IT-infrastructure Together with our implementation partner to the constantly changing business requirements. PROFI Engineering Systems AG we were able to integrate Green IT as an important part of our strategy. Benefits: The Continuous optimization of the IT-Infrastructure lead to fewer servers to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z on an IBM Enterprise Linux manage – and to ease the control and operation Server Business Class provides us Reduced cost, risk and resources with optimal resource utilization, while addressing our critical energy and Recovered data center floor space power costs." Strengthened ability to scale with business growth www.ibm.com/press/nz/en/pressrelease/26621.wss 15 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 16. IBM Field Management Systems (FMS) IBM Cognos® 8 BI for Linux on System z: 30,000 users in production in just four months Business need Provide the organization’s sales force with secure, centralized, efficient "This IBM Cognos system is Web-based access to critical sales information. a very powerful tool that gives quick and easy business information access Solution to a large number of users. The IBM Cognos® 8 BI for Linux solution on System z enables a streamlined We will eventually have approximately 40,000 approach for the IBM sales force of 30,000+ to access critical business people using it, as we information from a single Web portal, when and where they need it. continue down the path of adoption and implementation." Benefits A simplified user experience with enhanced capability, enabling greater - John Palermo, Director productivity; greater value to the business and to the IT group; a foundation Global Incentives Business platform for the standardization of BI across IBM Transformation, IBM FMS 16 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 17. RIHMI-WDC (World Data Center) IBM solutions enable digitization and high availability “Our new System z9 server and upgraded storage Business challenge: solution have enabled us to ensure continued availability The Russian Hydrometeorological Research Institute – World Data and reliability of our data Center receives more than 200 GB of new data each day and maintains archive for years to come.” over 1.5 petabytes of weather monitoring data. They also store archives on a variety of media, including paper. The organization needed a new — Vladislav Shaymardanov, mainframe and storage solution that would enable them to collect, World Data Center process, store and share all information digitally. Solution components: Solution: IBM System z9 with Integrated World Data Center implemented an IBM System z9 server running IBM Facility for Linux z/VM and Linux. It features Integrated Facility for Linux and is connected IBM z/VM 5.3 and 5.4 to multiple IBM System Storage components. IBM Tivoli Storage IBM System Storage DS8300 Manager, IBM Content Manager OnDemand and IBM DB2 support data IBM System Storage 3500 Tape management. Custom applications on the z9 server copy digital content Libraries from original documents. IBM System Storage Tape Drives IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Benefits: Extended Edition 5.4 Consolidates different media types and simplifies data access IBM Content Manager Manages risk by enabling backward compatibility with legacy programs OnDemand for Multi-platforms IBM DB2 9 and DB2 Express-C 9 Accommodates a repository that grows by 200 GB each day 17 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 18. Con-Way Freight … Delivers quicker and slicker across the US with Web services and SOA based on IBM System z Business-critical applications re-delivered Business challenge: “Con-Way’s use of the System z Customer satisfaction is key for Con-Way Freight, which means proved that the same providing on-line booking, payment and tracking among other services. capabilities that made the Core business applications and databases had not been designed for System z its core production the internet world and were perceived as hard to develop and refresh. workhorse make it ideal for SOA.” Solution: —Alan Radding, Independent Assessment Native handling of XML, standard messaging protocols and CICS® on IBM System z10 allow existing business logic to be rapidly re-used as Solution components: Web services components to create new customer-focused IBM System z10, IBM z/OS applications. (multiple Linux LPARs), IBM CICS, IBM DB2, IBM Rational® Benefits: Application Developer, IBM WebSphere“ Application Pickup, delivery, tracking, payment and more are available online Server, IBM WebSphere based on secure, reliable data managed by IBM System z Everyplace Existing application and data investments can be re-used at low cost More than 40 re-usable components available for fast development Source: Alan Radding, Independent Assessment, 2009 18 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 19. Peter Hahn IBM Systems enrich performance, availability and flexibility Business challenge: Peter Hahn, a European clothier, was growing rapidly and needed to improve data availability. With call centers operating 24/7, they could not “The change was like switching to accommodate any downtime. They also faced challenges with database a Porsche without having to performance and downtime required for backups. modify our applications for this Solution: purpose.” – Holger Schönenmann, department With the help of IBM and IBM Premier Business Partner COMPAREX, Peter manager of the computer center at Hahn upgraded their legacy IBM zSeries mainframe to IBM System z9. Peter Hahn Peter Hahn then migrated their IBM DB2 database with IBM z/VSE applications to a Linux environment. To enable automated backups, they Solution components: installed IBM System Storage DS8100, connected to the company network by IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. IBM System z9 with Integrated Facility for Linux Benefits: IBM System Storage DS8100 IBM SAN Volume Controller Improves availability and performance of the IT environment IBM DB2 Provides flexibility and capacity for the DB2 database Reduces risk by enabling automated backups with zero downtime 19 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 20. Wessels+Müller AG … Improves application response times and cuts operating costs with an IBM System z mainframe Business challenge: Wessels+Müller found that the IBM eServer zSeries 890 (z890) mainframe was unable to keep pace with the company’s growing “This System z main-frame processing demands. With the system operating at 80 percent just to has reaffirmed our confidence handle day-to-day operations, the business was concerned about peak in IBM’s hardware. Not only processing periods when high volumes of data need to be analyzed. does the server offer more power but more control over the environment as well.” Solution: Wessels+Müller AG Working with IBM Business Partner Becom, Wessels+Müller migrated its business systems to an IBM System z9 Business Class mainframe. The IBM hardware, leveraging the IBM z/VSE operating platform, supports multiple Linux virtual machines that host the client’s online parts ordering Solution components: and information management systems as well as an IBM DB2 data IBM System z9 Business server containing part information. Class mainframe IBM DB2 data server Benefits: Improved application speeds and reduced response times — even during peak processing periods Increased staff productivity with a more responsive environment Reduced operating costs by simplifying the infrastructure Highest ever availability of applications 20 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 21. University of North Carolina Enabling health informatics "This is a great example of Business Challenge: how information management The University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System needed to and technology can actually create a consolidated view of patient information that could better serve drive important medical the diverse needs of varied user groups. research." Solution: - Dr. Donald Spencer, associate director of medical informatics, IBM worked with UNC to create a robust, closely governed data UNC Health Care System warehouse solution that unifies multiple data stores, making it possible to quickly and easily access data and transform it into useful Solution components: information. Software • IBM DB2 Benefits: • IBM InfoSphere DataStage® Delivers complex search results spanning multiple information • IBM InfoSphere Information Server repositories in minutes instead of the weeks or even months required • IBM WebSphere Application Server • IBM WebSphere Portal for manual searches • IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory Provides a single view of data across the organization • IBM z/OS Breaks down information silos to enable new lines of inquiry • Linux on System z Server Enables governance of user groups, storage and access to optimize • IBM System z10 user benefits and ROI Services Establishes procedures to disseminate information throughout the • IBM Global Business Services: Strategy and Change organization 21 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 22. IBM IT Delivery Lowering energy costs by optimizing server utilization Business challenge: As part of the IBM Project Big Green, IBM consolidated roughly 3,900 “By using IBM Service servers across the business to approximately 30 IBM System z Management solutions to mainframes. This move not only reduces management burdens for the increase system utilization, we associated systems but also yields improved server efficiency and can avoid investing in and higher utilization levels. As part of this effort, IBM wanted to apply the powering unneeded hardware. latest monitoring technology to optimize performance, availability and This contributes to greater server utilization. energy efficiency and lower energy costs.” Solution: — Chris Young, Linux on System Using IBM Service Management solutions, IBM IT Delivery staff can z Specialist, IT Delivery, IBM proactively identify and respond to issues in and utilization of its System z environment and related applications. By doing so, administrators can Solution components: resolve problems before they impact users and deliver a higher quality of service using fewer people. By helping improve system utilization, the IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console® solution also helps staff avoid investing in and powering unneeded IBM Tivoli Monitoring hardware. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux Benefits: Reduced operational costs through improved staff efficiency IBM System z Increased system utilization to avoid investment in and powering unneeded hardware Decreased service disruptions through increased visibility 22 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 23. Casas Bahia Building a high-performance online store “The performance of the Business challenge: System z servers is excellent, Casas Bahia wanted to gain competitive advantage and reach new delivering a very fast and customers across Brazil by implementing a new online store. smooth shopping experience for online customers.” Solution: — Frederico Wanderley, CIO, Casas Bahia. Working with IBM Brazil, Casas Bahia built a highly scalable, secure and available online store, based on IBM System z10 Enterprise Class servers running z/OS and Linux on z/VM. Solution components: Hardware IBM System z10 Enterprise Benefits: Class Software The online store receives more than 250,000 customer visits per day, and serves as a major new revenue stream IBM DB2 for z/OS IBM WebSphere Application The IBM solution can handle up to 12,000 concurrent connections, Server for z/OS ensuring a smooth shopping experience IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business The System z infrastructure can dynamically adapt to changing IBM z/OS patterns of demand, ensuring optimal performance at all times. IBM z/VM SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 23 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 24. Baldor Electric Company Consolidation on IBM System z10 cuts complexity and cost Business challenge: When Baldor Electric acquired its major competitor, Reliance Dodge, it also “We have freed up an area of acquired hundreds of separate servers that cost money, time and effort to support about 3,000 sq. ft., which is now and maintain. Baldor Electric aimed to reduce IT costs, which meant reducing being turned into office space. This complexity, consolidating systems and simplifying the software landscape. The has also dramatically reduced the company wished to integrate the two organizations as rapidly and cost-effectively as power and cooling requirements of possible. our infrastructure—cutting electricity costs by 60 percent.” Solution: — Mark Shackelford, Baldor consolidated to SAP Business Suite, hosted on 70 virtual machines running Director of IT Services SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class platform. Where previously Reliance Dodge relied on overnight batch processes to synchronize data on different servers, the SAP applications on z10 provide an Solution components: always-up-to-date picture of current business. Baldor also migrated data from IBM System z10 Enterprise Class separate storage systems to the IBM System Storage DS8100 platform. IBM System Storage DS8100 IBM DB2 Benefits: IBM z/OS IBM z/VM Cut IT costs by 50 percent as a proportion of sales, while maintaining ultra-high SAP Business Suite availability SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Eliminated more than 200 stand-alone servers Cut electricity costs by 60 percent and floor-space requirements by 50 percent 24 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 25. National Business Center Slashes Costs by Creating Strategic Enterprise Cloud Platform on IBM System z Efficient datacenters prove a competitive advantage “System z is our enterprise server of choice due to clear Business challenge: advantages in cost-of-acquisition Despite being part of the Department of the Interior, the National and operation – these savings Business Center (NBC) does not receive governmental funding and are vitally important to us as they relies on competitive bids to operate. It needed to be able to offer the ensure NBC remains competitive best service while keeping a sharp eye on costs to succeed. in bidding situations.” — Doug Bourgeois, Director, National Solution: Business Center Implemented IBM System z mainframes running Linux and IBM Solution components: WebSphere SOA. A range of IBM Tivoli products help manage IBM System z, WebSphere mainframe virtualization, provisioning and balancing workload. SOA, Linux and IBM Tivoli management products Benefits: System z operates at 80-100 percent utilization compared to the 10-20 percent average of distributed servers, maximising ROI Offers customers solid and secure service, ensuring maximum satisfaction Takes advantage of virtualization capabilities to optimize resource provisioning and workload balancing Source: Clabby Analytics, August 2009 25 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 26. Marsh Achieves cost-effective Web-enablement of legacy applications with IBM Rational HATS and an IBM Enterprise Linux Server solution Business need: Marsh wanted to make it easier for employees to use its green-screen Eurosys "IBM z/VM enables us to back-office processing application by creating an intuitive Web-based user set up new test and interface. development partitions Solution: in a matter of minutes… The IT team decided to deploy IBM Rational HATS, and looked for the most cost- This flexibility gives the effective platform to run the new solution. Following a detailed cost-benefit Enterprise Linux Server analysis, the team decided to run the solution on the IBM Enterprise Linux Server a major advantage over (ELS) platform, creating Red Hat Enterprise Linux partitions under IBM z/VM and a traditional distributed activating an IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engine in Marsh’s existing infrastructure, where IBM System z9 Business Class mainframe. you would need to purchase a new physical Benefits: server for each new Web-enablement with Rational HATS reduces training costs and enables more environment." business users to access the Eurosys application. Rational HATS gives Marsh - Tim Bennett, Project the ability to easily enhance this application and integrate it with new solutions. Manager, Marsh Even though the Linux environment is relatively small, an IBM ELS solution is more cost-effective than comparable ten-core x86-based architectures. IBM z/VM virtualisation can create new Linux test and development partitions in minutes. 26 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 27. IBM System z provides capacity for growth Allianz Achieves a Seamless Migration from 60 Servers to a Single IBM System z10 in just 48 hours System z creates a more scalable, environmentally friendly environment Business challenge: Tremendous growth, particularly in the use of its web-facing “IBM System z10 has really applications, led Allianz to seek greater capacity. The company needed ticked all the boxes. It reduced a solution that was scalable and robust, implemented with minimal the dependency on a data disruption to customers. centre and complexity from over 60 servers down to one Solution: box. It enabled us to put a lot more robustness around the Migrated critical applications to an IBM System z10 server running server in terms of DRP and zLinux, eliminating the need for 60 Wintel boxes in the process. scalability, and was environmentally friendly as Benefits: well.” Migrated in the space of one weekend with almost no impact on — Steven Coles, CIO, Allianz customers Reduced complexity of the server environment, allowing Allianz to Solution components: scale easily according to growth IBM System z10 Consolidation to z10 cut power usage by 90 percent and slashed datacenter costs, paying for the investment within one year Source: ‘Allianz consolidates 60 servers to 1 mainframe in 48 hours’ Trevor Clarke, Computerworld Australia, November 2009 27 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 28. Home Depot Moves towards continuous availability with IBM System z Business need: Improve the quality of service and support to The Home Depot’s store associates and customers. Provide continuous availability of SAP for Retail applications across “Continous availability five time zones. Ensure that all SAP systems can be fully recovered within 48 hours and manageability are the in case of disaster. Create an infrastructure capable of processing more than four design principles of our IT million line items per hour in SAP for Retail applications. Reduce the cost of the IT architecture. We’re proud infrastructure supporting the SAP applications. of our ability to failover Solution: without data loss in a very Four IBM System z9 EC and one z10 EC servers deployed at two data centers, with short period of time. The failover capability and EMC storage mirrored asynchronously. The Home Depot runs improved availability and 72 IBM DB2 for z/OS version 8 databases for their SAP applications, some of them disaster recovery in active-active data-sharing mode. IBM AIX® 5.3 on IBM Power Systems™ servers; capabilities delivered by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 and z/VM 5.3 on IFL processors in the running the SAP System z environment. applications on Linux for System z provide an extra Benefits: layer of insurance against System z provides continuous availability for DB2 databases and has proven potentially damaging and capable of processing five million line items per hour in SAP for Retail applications – expensive outages.” providing significant capacity for growth. Power Systems architecture provides high levels of performance and reliability for production SAP application servers. Fast - Clifford W. Gum; SAP provisioning of servers with z/VM eliminates the need to deploy and configure new Technical Architect, The hardware. Hardware data compression on System z reduces storage needs by 50 Home Depot percent. ibm.com/systems/z/testimonials/homedepot.html 28 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 29. Computacenter Helps clients cut costs with the Enterprise Linux Server offering from IBM Business need: With many of its clients keen to move their business-critical systems onto Linux, Computacenter wanted to find a way to deliver world-class availability "The IBM ELS has the and security for Linux environments at a competitive price-point. potential to provide the best of both worlds for our Solution: clients – combining the traditional reliability, IBM helped Computacenter deploy an IBM Enterprise Linux Server (ELS) at availability and its Hatfield Solution Centre, enabling the company to run proofs-of-concept serviceability of System z demonstrating the superiority of Linux on the mainframe over traditional with the openness and distributed server architectures. flexibility of Linux." - Paul Casey, Datacentre Benefits: Platforms Practice Leader, Computacenter The ELS can host thousands of virtual Linux environments within a single physical footprint – improving energy efficiency by up to 90 percent and supporting Green IT objectives. Powerful IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processors reduce the cost of per-processor licensed software (such as Oracle) by up to 97 percent. IBM z/VM enables new Linux environments to be provisioned in minutes with no need to procure new hardware, increasing enterprise agility. 29 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 30. Ball State University To cut costs and improve organizational efficiency with IBM ECM Business need: Provide University faculty and staff with better access to information to help improve productivity and optimize organizational performance Solution: "With IBM ECM all of a An enterprise content management solution within a service oriented sudden information is architecture that facilitates intelligent aggregation and delivery of content available—as it’s needed regardless of where it is stored and where it’s needed." Charles Tuite, Lead Benefits: Enterprise Content Expected to reduce production printing costs by 50%; significant time Management Architect, Ball savings that enables staff to spend more time on student outreach and State University organizational growth; innovative learning opportunities that provide students with a competitive advantage in the job market 30 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 31. Salt River Project Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Mainframes for Flexibility and Performance Business need: Searched for a replacement for proprietary software for its IBM mainframe servers that could provide greater flexibility, manageability, and utilization "Since we were already opportunities. Migration Path: HP–UX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux leaning toward Red Hat in our distributed environment, Solution: choosing Red Hat on the SRP decided it would prefer to use one reliable Linux distribution in both mainframe coincided its mainframe and distributed environments. perfectly with our desire to have one corporate standard for Linux." Benefits: Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM System z mainframe servers has - Kevin Masaryk, Senior provided SRP with a very stable and predictable solution that can be Linux/UNIX Administrator at easily managed via Red Hat Network Satellite. SRP 31 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 32. gkd-el … boosts SAP system throughput by 270 per cent and cuts costs by 30 per cent by migrating SAP solutions to IBM System z10 Enterprise Class Business need Coping with rapid workload growth while maintaining guaranteed response times “By migrating to z10 and according to SLAs conducting associated Ensuring continuous availability of key systems streamlining work, we were Decreasing costs able to reduce our monthly Provisioning of SAP application servers within minutes Complying to highest security standards operational costs for the mainframe environment by Solution 30 percent. In this way, gkd-el implemented their SAP landscape on Linux for System z and benefits from urgently needed capital IBM z/OS and IBM z/VM virtualization technologies. became available for other IBM System z10 Enterprise Class with IBM System z necessary investments.” Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) IBM System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor — Willi Lohmann, CEO of gkd-el. IBM System Storage DS8100 for data storage Solution components: Benefits: IBM System z10 Enterprise End-user satisfaction has increased, thanks to reduction in average SAP dialog Class response times from 570ms to 190ms. IBM System Storage DS8100 Significant reduction in downtime during SAP release upgrade cycles. IBM z/OS 1.8 Total cost of ownership has been reduced by 30 per cent with the help of zIIP IBM z/VM 5.3 and IFL technology. IBM DB2 for z/OS V8 System z and System Storage technologies help gkd-el to maintain a flexible yet IBM DB2 Connect™8.1 easy-to-manage infrastructure, provision new Linux servers within minutes, and balance workload efficiently. 32 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 33. Using virtualization as a foundation for innovation Business need Faced with the need to build a new, multimillion-dollar data center to cope with server proliferation and seeking to streamline application development and daily operations overall, Nationwide Insurance instead made a strategic decision to move to a flexible, virtualized IT environment. Solution Nationwide deployed two IBM System z mainframes running Linux. The solution is a cornerstone of Nationwide's strategy of moving all new development to virtualization and J2EE as a means of "future-proofing" its IT environment. “Nationwide’s Linux on System z project is Benefits currently estimated to save $16 million Anticipated cost savings of US $15 million over three years dollars over the next three years, not including floor space. We also were able to Enables server utilization of 85-90 percent provide a reduction in server cost of more Reduces environmental costs by 80 percent than 50 percent to our customers. The Linux Lowers Web hosting costs by 50 percent on System z system saved significant data Leverages investments by using development/testing center floor space and power consumption.” hardware for business continuity Steve Womer, Senior IT Architect Simplifies and speeds server provisioning, enabling developers to try out new ideas quickly 33 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 34. Winnebago Industries Slashes e-mail costs and administration time with solution from Bynari, IBM and Linux Challenge: "The IBM partnership is Winnebago Industries, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles in the absolutely paramount to United States, wanted to replace its previous e-mail system with a Linux operating system- our business. It has helped based solution that would provide stability and support essential functionality, such as us tremendously with calendar-sharing. Winnebago Industries chose a solution from Bynari, Inc., an IBM marketing and sales and Advanced Business Partner that participates in IBM Partnerworld® Industry Networks. provided a level of Winnebago Industries chose Bynari because of its dependability, security features, low credibility that we simply overhead and ease of administration. don't have as a small Solution: company." Winnebago Industries deployed Bynari’s Insight Server on the Linux operating system running on the company’s existing IBM System z mainframe. Insight Server is a Linux - Hyun Kim, president, Bynari, operating system-based e-mail solution that runs on all IBM platforms and can handle Inc. thousands of users. It includes anti-spam and anti-virus protection, backup and recovery software and a complete statistics tool to monitor performance. Solution components: Insight Server Enterprise Edition 4.2 Benefits: IBM System z9 Business By using Bynari’s e-mail solution running on the IBM and Linux platforms, Winnebago Class Industries: IBM SUSE Linux Enterprise Slashed e-mail serving costs by 80 percent Server 10 operating Reduced e-mail management time by 50 percent system Enjoyed nearly 100 percent email availability 34 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 35. Atos Origin Builds a cost-effective hosting solution on the IBM Enterprise Linux Server platform Challenge: To introduce new applications for major clients in the insurance and rail transport industries, Atos Origin needed be able to support large numbers “We have been using of users and high transaction volumes. The company required a high- IFL processors for performance infrastructure that could offer 24x7 availability. several years now, and Solution: in our opinion, System Atos Origin decided to implement the new applications in Linux z has proved itself as environments running under z/VM on an IBM Enterprise Linux Server an ideal enterprise (ELS). The ELS is an IBM System z10 Business Class server which uses Linux platform” Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines to deliver excellent price- - Colin Clews, performance. Technologies Manager, Atos Origin Benefits: The z10 IFLs in the ELS deliver up to ••40 percent more capacity at a 50 percent lower price than the previous generation of hardware – a price- performance improvement of up to 65 percent Running multiple Linux ••environments on a single ELS can potentially reduce TCO by up to 80 percent, compared to a traditional distributed x86 environment IBM Capacity Backup Upgrade ••enables full, rapid disaster recovery while keeping operational costs low 35 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 36. RENFE … Gets on track with Linux and WebSphere Portal on IBM System z Business need: With 18 different business units, each with its own intranet solution in distributed environment, RENFE had difficulty in presenting information "As we migrate services consistently; IT administration costs were high, and the architecture had to Linux on the IBM limited scalability System z platform, we Solution: anticipate that we will require fewer people to Working with IBM Global Services, RENFE deployed IBM WebSphere Portal manage them, and our running under SUSE Linux Enterprise server on the IBM System z platform, to long-term costs can be create a single, consistent source of corporate information reduced." Benefits: - Carlos Varela, Director of IT Systems, Renfe Fast access to information on a unified platform Operadora Reduced operational costs through IT consolidation Ability to create new virtualized servers rapidly and easily, without the expense and delay of procuring new hardware 36 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 37. Case studies for Linux on IBM eServer zSeries © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 38. University of Arkansas … "The collaboration between Creates new learning with SAP and IBM the University of Arkansas, local businesses, SAP and IBM demonstrates our Business need: Providing the opportunity to learn real-world business skills in the commitment to providing academic environment presents a significant challenge for higher future generations with education institutions. Ensuring students gain access to commercial- mutually beneficial scale databases, enterprise software and high-performance teaching, research and infrastructure can strain the resources of even the most progressive learning experiences." institutions. - David Douglas, Director of Solution: Enterprise Systems, The University of Arkansas, supported by local businesses, and by SAP University of Arkansas and IBM, has implemented a complete SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse application landscape on an IBM eServer zSeries 900 server Solution components: running Linux. Businesses have contributed copies of anonymized Industry: Education commercial databases, which run on IBM DB2 for z/OS, to provide a Applications: SAP ERP 6.0 real-world education environment available for Arkansas students and applications, SAP thousands of guest students from other institutions. NetWeaver® Business Warehouse 7.0, SAP Benefits: NetWeaver Portal 3.5 Students in multiple schools such as computer science, computing, Hardware: IBM eServer finance and accountancy have access to a world-class enterprise-scale zSeries 900 server, complete with commercial data and the latest software and Software: IBM z/OS 1.8, applications. Free licenses for the entire SAP application suite for the IBM z/VM 5.3, SUSE Linux z900 and IBM software components allow students to learn the latest Enterprise Server, IBM DB2 techniques on the most current software, gaining skills on IBM System z v9.1, IBM CICS, IBM that will be valued by their future employers. Rational Developer for System z, IBM FlashCopy®. 38 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 39. TORN Enables On Demand Business with Linux on IBM System z Business need: Replace a mixed farm of physical servers, create a simpler, more flexible and more scalable infrastructure; increase the availability of systems while driving down costs "The new IBM System z solution gives us great flexibility in meeting our clients’ changing Solution: requirements." Implemented an IBM eServer zSeries 890 server, running Linux under z/VM; migrated core portal creation system to Linux; now running customer systems - Tomasz Dec, CIO, TORN Sp. z o.o. as virtual servers on the z890 Benefits: Fast creation of new servers, thanks to virtualization; easier management, single point of control; ability to scale up or down according to changing client requirements, offering greater value for money 39 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 40. King Mongkut’s University Students experience the power of Virtualization on System z Business challenge: Create Linux skilled resource and introduce SOA and Web Services courses into the curriculum. To do this, School of Information Technology (SIT), KMUTT created a Linux virtual server for each student to allow them the ability to develop practical skills on Linux and to initiate feasibility “We believe that studies and research projects in areas such as SOA and Web services, Virtualization is the software architect, and many other applications. future of the server infrastructure. The Solution: System z provides us the School of Information Technology (SIT), KMUTT deployed the IBM flexibility to manage the zSeries 890 (z890) running Linux for zSeries with IBM TotalStorage® computing infrastructure DS6800 680 GB, LTO and SAN Switch consolidating its IT infrastructure for our training courses.” to one physical server. School of Information Technology (SIT), KMUTT is - Prasert Kanthamanon, now part of the IBM Academic Initiative Program Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean of Administrative Benefits: Affairs, School of A “Virtual IT Playground” for hundreds of SIT students at the same time Information Technology, Reduced maintenance and administration costs KMUTT Lower electricity and air-conditioning expenses Smaller footprint in the server room 40 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 41. Illinois State University Building new enterprise computing skills Business challenge: Introducing a new enterprise computing systems degree concentration at “Using the z890 will also Illinois State University depended on access to real-world mainframe offer students new capacity. Existing systems were not capable of handling the extra workload, opportunities to work in so students could not experiment in a real large-scale integrated teams on virtual projects programming environment. and lab assignments, and Solution: build skills on virtualization, IBM provided a z890 on long-term loan to the Illinois State University College enterprise-class Linux and of Applied Science and Technology. the full mainframe architecture.” Benefits: - Chu Jong, Assistant Ability to train students in real-world enterprise-class programming Professor at the College of environment Applied Science and Technology, Illinois State Addresses need for skilled personnel in enterprise computing University IBM Academic Initiative minimizes financial risk and makes course possible 41 © 2010 IBM Corporation
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  • 43. Recent Linux on System z stories Press releases IBM Introduces New System z Linux IBM Builds Massive Business Analytics Solutions for Large-Scale Consolidation Cloud for 200,000 Employees and and Savings Unveils Version for Clients IBM announced new Linux offerings for System IBM announced the world's largest private z to help clients run smarter and more efficient cloud computing environment for business data centers that maximize the use of IT analytics, which will provide IBM sales teams resources and reduce energy costs. For clients and developers new levels of insight to better currently running a distributed computing meet the needs of clients worldwide. The cloud environment, IBM’s new Enterprise Linux will launch initially with more than a petabyte of Server is a standalone system fully dedicated to data, the equivalent of more than 300 billion running the Linux environment. ATM. “We chose an IBM Enterprise Linux Server IBM System z - supports the foundation for the running Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server cloud with z/VM, industry-leading virtualization for its high reliability, advanced security, running Linux on efficient "specialty engines" extreme scalability and high compute power," for massive scale with resilient, secure, multi- said Ernst Bauer, Chief Operating Officer at tenant operations. EFiS Financial Solutions AG in Germany. ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/29006.wss ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/28823.wss 43 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 44. Recent Linux on System z stories Press releases New IBM mainframe customer selected Strong business continuity, security and System z to create an advanced IT platform cost-efficiency results by deploying to support the explosive Internet growth virtualization technology using Linux and z/OS on IBM System z servers China Internet Network Information Handelsbanken (Sweden): The System z Center (CNNIC): After stringent tests and mainframe can consolidate hundreds of virtual simulations on various industry solutions in late servers into a single mainframe - allowing to run 2008, CNNIC decided to use IBM System z9 critical customer transactions in the midst of BC as the IT foundation of its "Prospective executing other strategic IT projects. To maintain Business Research Platform". CNNIC chose business operations for the 660 branch offices, IBM's mainframe technology for its superior the bank utilizes Parallel Sysplex IBM's System z integration capability, as well as unmatched clustering technology and IBM's availability and stability and security required for its IT disaster recovery solution Geographically infrastructure. Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®). ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/27768.wss ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/27282.wss 44 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  • 45. Dynamic Infrastructure with Linux on System z Linux on IBM System z is matching the attributes of a dynamic infrastructure Reduced VIRTUALIZATION + ENERGY EFFICIENCY + SECURITY & RESILIENECY + AUTOMATION = Cost - exploiting the leading z/VM and System z capabilities to run multiple, mixed mission-critical & infrastructure workloads concurrently Clients are leveraging the unique values of the Linux on System z environment ZSP03160-USEN-06 45 © 2010 IBM Corporation