Published on 26 Jul 2016
“ You can sum up moving to System z in one sentence: it’s easy and cost-effective, so go ahead. ”
Tim Simpson, IT Infrastructure Manager, Dundee City Council
Dundee City Council
Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland, the United Kingdom, home to 145,000 citizens, a number which surges by 20,000 students during university term-time. The population is served with a wide range of municipal services overseen by the city council.
Challenged to do more with less, Dundee City Council identified IT as an area in which it could cut costs. How could the council make cost savings without impacting the quality of service to citizens?
The council consolidated its Oracle Database environment supporting critical services from distributed servers to an IBM® zEnterprise® BC12 platform, dramatically improving efficiency.
Ten years of 24/7 availability ensuring citizens can always access the services they need; centralized management enabled a ten-fold workload increase to be managed without increasing staff.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
z Systems, z Systems: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), z Systems : z Systems running Linux, z Systems : z Systems running Linux - SUSE, z Systems : z Systems running z/VM, z Systems: zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12), IFL
GTS Technical Support Services: Hardware Maintenance
Govt: Government, State/Provincial/Local Transformation
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