Delivers extreme reliability and cost savings to cloud customers using IBM System z

Published on 4 Aug 2014

System z is the most cost-effective platform for large Oracle workloads. Whether our customers need to consolidate or isolate processes, our Oracle services would be impossible without it.

Lubo Cheytanov, founder and co-owner, L3C LLP


Computer Services

Deployment country
United Kingdom


As a London-based managed services provider, IBM Business Partner L3C LLP focuses on three ways to help businesses across the UK increase profitability and reduce costs: consultancy, managed services and complementary IT resources. A key avenue for applying this model is its use of mainframe computing. L3C provides IaaS offerings that bring the performance, reliability and security of the mainframe to small and midsized as well as large organizations. Using the IBM System z platform to provide exceptional quality of service, L3C enables its cloud customers to use mainframe computing transparently. Customers get the cost-effective performance and qualities of service of mainframe technologies without needing to invest in—or care about—the underlying technology. Plus, the platform is available when they need it the most.

Business need
L3C LLP needed to bring the robust reliability, security and affordability of the mainframe to its cloud customers, while also using the platform as a key differentiator for its managed services.

L3C deployed IBM® System z® servers running Linux to provide companies of any size—including small, midsized and very large enterprises—with scalable, cost-effective, high-performance cloud services.

L3C can now provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) options, with differentiated qualities of service and price performance, to help expand its reach and reduce costs for customers.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

z Systems: zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12), z Systems : z Systems running z/VM, Storage: Storwize V7000

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