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IBM Global Account Consolidation to System z

IBM Global Account Consolidation To System z

IBM's Project Big Green spurs global shift to Linux on mainframe.  IBM plans to shrink 3,900 computer servers to about 30 mainframes; aims to consume 80 percent less energy; and projects significant savings in energy, software and system support over five years.  IBM is optimizing its environment to increase business flexibility.

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01 Aug 2007 IBM's Project Big Green Spurs Global Shift to Linux on Mainframe

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  • Ed Horton

    IBM Engineer Ed Horton consolidates multiples servers to a System z9 mainframe.

    Date added: 01 Aug 2007

    IBM Engineer Ed Horton gathers data from an IBM System z9 mainframe while data center worker prepares to remove banks of servers. The single IBM mainframe will replace many smaller servers, freeing up valuable floor space and saving millions in energy, software and maintenance costs.


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IBM Media Relations
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Robert Braddock, IBM VP of Global Infrastructure Services, says this is part of IBM’s Big Green initiative to reduce data center energy consumption.

Robert Braddock, IBM VP of Global Infrastructure Services, says one IBM mainframe can be used to consolidate the workloads of thousands of smaller servers.

Robert Braddock, IBM VP of Global Infrastructure Services, says IBM System z, the mainframe, seamlessly handles many tasks simultaneously.

Robert Braddock, IBM VP of Global Infrastructure Services, says the energy savings that result from switching to an IBM mainframe are substantial.

IBM System z and data center b-roll.