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Implementation services for zBX network virtualization

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A distributed server environment is often undermined by network latency and complexities. Implementing a high-speed, private data network con-necting your IBM zEnterprise™ system and your distributed environ-ment on the zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) can help improve the data flow and the security between the diverse, complex applications and workloads running on them. However, integrating the new zEnterprise ensemble network with your existing networks while maintaining the integrity of your network architecture can be a challenging and costly task.

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Implementation services for zBX network virtualization

  1. 1. IBM Global Technology ServicesData Sheet Implementation services for zBX network virtualization Enable improved network performance and reduced complexity and costs A distributed server environment is often undermined by network latency Highlights and complexities. Implementing a high-speed, private data network con- necting your IBM zEnterprise™ system and your distributed environ- ●● ● ● Enables reduced network latency using ment on the zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) can help a security-rich, high-speed private data network improve the data flow and the security between the diverse, complex applications and workloads running on them. However, integrating the Helps reduce network complexity and new zEnterprise ensemble network with your existing networks while ●● ● ● costs with zBX network virtualization maintaining the integrity of your network architecture can be a challeng- ●● ● ● Uses IBM expertise to help integrate exist- ing and costly task. ing networks with the intraensemble data network to support enhanced availability and performance “IBM Global Technology Services – Integrated Technology Services knows the IBM solution extremely well and is the strongest part of this engagement.” —A leading Korean insurance company
  2. 2. IBM Global Technology ServicesData SheetIBM Implementation Services for System z® – network Helping reduce network complexityvirtualization for zBX is designed to help you implement the and costzEnterprise intraensemble data network and the zEnterprise By supporting network virtualization using the IEDN andUnified Resource Manager (zManager). Using a 10 GbE the zManager, we can help you realize significant savingsdedicated network to connect the zBX infrastructure and the on additional network parts—such as switches, cables andzEnterprise System, we can help reduce network latency and adapters—that you need to maintain in a distributed computingconsolidate heterogeneous platforms within your zEnterprise environment. The zManager can help you integrate and consol-ensemble. With features such as network virtualization, access idate the servers, networks, workloads and resources in yourcontrol and network isolation, we can help reduce costs and zEnterprise environment to reduce complexity. In addition,complexities and enable the level of performance your business the zManager can provide essential managementrequires. capabilities to help further reduce the complexity and costs involved in managing a distributed server environment.Supporting reduced network latency andimproved security Providing IBM expertise and skills toWe can help you plan, design, implement and deploy the support a more effective implementationzEnterprise intraensemble data network (IEDN) and enable Our service consists of three fixed-price, fixed-scope, mutuallyimproved transaction response and security between your zBX exclusive features designed to address design and implementa-infrastructure and mainframe. Using a high-speed private net- tion needs on IBM z/OS® only, IBM z/VM® only or bothwork to connect the zEnterprise ensemble, we can help reduce z/OS and z/VM environments. Our skilled specialists can helpnetwork latency and improve the data flow between the ensem- implement a sample network configuration to test if the net-ble elements. At the same time, we can evaluate your existing work’s ability to support multitier application workloads withinexternal and internal network accesses, firewall requirements a zEnterprise ensemble can address your performance and avail-and security definitions and help design a more optimal ability requirements. In addition, we can also provide educationnetwork configuration with IEDN. to your in-house staff to achieve initial common understanding and facilitate appropriate knowledge transfer. 2
  3. 3. IBM Global Technology Services Data Sheet with a faster and more accurate implementation while helping preserve the integrity of your existing applications and network“The implementation was completed smoothly architecture. by a team including IBM Global Technology Services – Integrated Technology … within For more information budget and with no issues in performance.” To learn more about the IBM Implementation Services for System z – network virtualization for zBX, please contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the —Retail company in the United Kingdom following website: ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/ server-services.html Additionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the Why IBM? IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective We use a standardized and extensive approach designed and strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified to cover assessment, planning, design and implementation. clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your busi- Our service specialists have deep knowledge of zEnterprise ness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve your technologies, including zBX and zManager. We bring together total cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartest end-to-end project management capabilities, skills and experi- choice to fund critical IT investments and propel your business ence gained from similar prior engagements to provide you forward. For more information, visit: ibm.com/financing 3
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