WebSphere Extended Deployment for z/OS delivers enhanced Qualities of Service with features for optimizing IT resources.
WebSphere® Extended Deployment for z/OS® offers enhanced quality of service focused on the J2EE application layer. It integrates with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS offering 3 powerful application infrastructure products: WebSphere Virtual Enterprise, WebSphere eXtreme Scale & Compute Grid.
- WebSphere Virtual Enterprise (formerly Operations Optimization): Provides application infrastructure virtualization capabilities that lower costs required to create, manage, and run enterprise applications and an SOA environment. It increases flexibility and agility to ensure business process integrity, improve service, application performance, and better manage health. Virtural Enterprise extends the existing z/OS capabilities to classify and prioritize inbound work for distribution to the WebSphere Application Server on z/OS environment.. It provides dynamic "horizontal" scaling by managing work across WebSphere Application Server on z/OS clusters.
- WebSphere eXtreme Scale (formerly WebSphere Extended Deployment Data Grid): It allows business applications to process exceptionally large volumes of transactions with extreme efficiency and linear scalability. WebSphere eXtreme Scale operates as an in-memory data grid that dynamically caches, partitions, replicates, and manages application data and business logic across multiple servers. It provides transactional integrity and transparent failover to ensure high availability, high reliability, and constant response times. WebSphere eXtreme Scale is an essential IBM software technology for conducting extreme transaction processing.
- Compute Grid: Enables the scheduling, execution and monitoring of J2EE batch workloads with enhanced service policy and workload management. Compute Grid offers a practical solution for integrating the J2EE workloads that do not have on-line interactive requirements with existing z/OS workload scheduling systems . This promotes the reuse of J2EE business assets for more diverse data volumes.