Published on 21 Aug 2012
“ Leveraging the capabilities of IBM z/VM and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z on the IBM zEnterprise 114 has really given us the opportunity to tighten the integration between different applications and our server environment. ”
Yvette Gonzales, Vice President of Information Services, Shelter Insurance
Shelter Mutual Insurance Company
Sirius Computer Solutions
Shelter Mutual Insurance Company (Shelter) is headquartered in Columbia, Missouri and employs approximately 3,700 people across 14 U.S. states. As a multiline insurance provider, Shelter sells over 20 different lines of insurance, and also operates reinsurance services in 60 countries worldwide.
Shelter Mutual Insurance Company wanted to manage the rising cost and complexity of its vast server estate and to bridge a growing gap between its server platforms.
Shelter is leveraging advanced IBM z/VM® virtualization technology to consolidate applications from existing x86 servers to virtualized Linux environments on a new IBM zEnterprise® 114 server.
Shelter expects to save thousands of dollars a year in license costs. The IBM z114 provides easy, centralized management, and the solution has considerably boosted business flexibility.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
System z, System z: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), System z: System z running Linux - SUSE, System z: zEnterprise 114 (z114)
Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, System z Software, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server
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