Solution Edition for Cloud Computing


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The Solution Edition for Cloud Computing creates a framework forclients to get started with cloud com-puting. It is offered at an aggressive and competitive price point, and com-bines our industry-leading System z®hardware, Tivoli® software and IBM services.

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Solution Edition for Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Accelerating the value cloud computing brings to the enterprise Solution Edition for Cloud Computing Combines industry-leading IBM System z server with Tivoli software and IBM services to create a service automation and management framework used for cloud computing workloads and use cases within the enterprise Enables operational efficiency by lever- aging the strengths of the System z platform with z/VM and Linux ■ Massive virtualization capability supporting thousands of virtual Linux guests on a single LPAR ■ Improves utilization capability of system infrastructure from ranges of 10 – 20 percent to ranges of 80 – 90 percent ■ Reduces labor, maintenance and energy costs significantly Highlights ■ Creates easy and affordable Delivers a competitively priced solution, Provides a cloud computing service access to mainframe resources consisting of hardware, software and automation and management frame- services for getting started with cloud work for cloud computing workloads The Solution Edition for Cloud computing quickly ■ Automates the provisioning of Computing creates a framework for ■ Tivoli software automates request- images, consisting of applications, clients to get started with cloud com- ing, deployment, monitoring and platforms, and operating systems puting. It is offered at an aggressive management of cloud computing and competitive price point, and com- services ■ Speeds delivery of IT assets from bines our industry-leading System z® weeks to minutes hardware, Tivoli® software and ■ Systems z server capacity sup- IBM services. ports platform efficiency for cen- ■ Introduces automated service tralized and virtualized cloud consumer capabilities workloads, ■ Simplifies lifecycle management ■ IBM services implements and optimizes the Solution Edition for ■ Automates processes around Cloud Computing deploying, optimizing and termi- nating components of the service
  2. 2. Cloud Computing holds promise for Cloud computing offers the ability to costs, reduce errors, and reserve highlyinnovation in the enterprise standardize and centralize services for valuable team members’ time forMany businesses are evaluating cloud reduced costs and increased opportu- other tasks.computing as a way to overcome costly nity for innovation.and inefficient processes within their Tivoli Service Automation Managerenterprise. For them, the promise of Create a self-managed platform with addresses the challenges of manualcloud computing will reduce their IBM Tivoli deployments by delivering threeoverall costs through efficiency and IBM understands that the effectiveness critical customer benefits in a cloudautomation. and efficiency of a cloud implementa- computing model: tion is contingent upon a serviceA CIO study of 2,500 CIOs across process management platform that can ● Faster services deploymentgeographies, industries and company deliver and automate a dynamic infra- — Service offerings exposedsize indicated that high-performing structure, while enabling self service for directly to service consumersCIOs are focused on reducing costs the end user. — Automated service provisioningthrough different infrastructures and — Integrated and role-basedprocesses. IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager process workflows provides automated service lifecycle ● Lower the cost of service delivery● Three-fourths of all CIOs—including management, including dynamic instan- — Improved server to administra- those in both high proft before tax tiation of cloud services and manage- tor ratios (PBT) growth and low PBT growth ment throughout their lifecycles. — Low- or no-touch deployment organizations—anticipate having a Automation and management of this ● Improved quality of service delivery strongly centralized infrastructure in instantiation is based on templates and — Standardized delivery models five years management plans for manual and and templates, including● Within five years, 22 percent more automated management components. audit trails High-growth CIOs than Low-growth — Consistent configurations CIOs expect to implement com- Not only does automation reduce the — Self-service portal for service pletely standardized, low-cost busi- time required to deploy and manage a consumers ness processes. cloud computing environment, it can also significantly reduce IT operational
  3. 3. With Tivoli Service Automation ● Secure and trusted platform With planning workshops, IBM servicesManager, services can be made avail- — High-performance can determine how best to meet theable to end users through request- cryptography client’s cloud computing needs, whiledriven provisioning, increasing end user — Improved Secure Sockets ensuring active involvement.satisfaction. Layer (SSL) — z architecture has less intrusion We provide implementation and opti-IBM System z is the ideal platform for points mization services to prepare the basecloud computing — LPARs are equivalent of sepa- environment, install the cloud serviceA dynamic computing infrastructure rate physical boxes management software and finally tois a key component of a cloud. ● Energy efficient with less footprint optimize the environment to meet theCharacteristically, a dynamic computing — Consumes 1/12th the electric- client’s needs.infrastructure is virtualized, available, ity as a distributed server farmsecure, energy efficiency and opera- — Consumes 1/25th the floor When IBM services leaves the account,tionally efficient. space as distributed capacity the client has a cloud computing envi- ● Operationally efficient with less ronment up and running on System z.IBM System z delivers: resources required to support more workload Flexible Financing● Unchallenged virtualization — 1/5 the administration The cloud financing portfolio from leadership resources IBM Global Financing is a comprehen- — System utilization rates — Greater ROI for IT projects sive set of funding options that can free +80 percent — Near-linear scalability with up capital and turn large upfront invest- — Shared everything approach— +1M servers supported ments into affordable monthly pay- network, memory, CPU, etc.— ments. From simple loans to custom enables less components and System z provides a powerful platform leases, the total cloud solution can be a more simplistic IT foundation for hosting cloud computing workloads. financed with competitive rates and 1 — /4 of the network costs of dis- customized payment structures for tributed capacity IBM Services Accelerates the Time to hardware, software and services from● Created on zero downtime design Value both IBM and third parties—in one principles Whether you are upgrading existing simple contract with one low periodic — Physical redundant parts within capacity or buying new system payment. the box that support hot resources, the IBM services team deliv- failover ers a cloud computing framework to IGF has announced a 90-day payment — System capacity that can be accelerate customer value. deferral, whereby clients can implement plugged into existing, running their cloud solution now, and make systems no payments until next year. — Mean time between failure is measured in decades on System z
  4. 4. For more information © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009 IBM CorporationTo learn more about the IBM Solution Systems and Technology GroupEdition for Cloud Computing, please Route 100 Somers, NY 10589contact your IBM marketing representa- Produced in the United States of Americative or IBM Business Partner, or visit: October All Rights Reserved IBM, the IBM logo,, System z andcloud/index.html/ Tivoli are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and trademark information” at Other product, company or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. ZSS03040-USEN-00