The zEnterprise system opens up a whole new set of possibilities for deploying new workloads. Most data centers today run their workloads across multiple platforms according to a most appropriate alignment of the workload and platform characteristics. While this approach utilizes the different strengths of the server technologies available, it can lead to added complexity and to a lack of integration across workloads. This issue becomes more problematic with the complex multi-tier applications that businesses are increasingly reliant upon.
The zEnterprise System is the first general purpose system that brings you the benefits of multiple platform architectures all under the umbrella of a single point of control, addressing many of the complexity and integration issues associated with today’s data center implementations. The zEnterprise provides an ideal environment for deploying new workloads, whether to take advantage of the System z qualities of service or to provide tighter integration of front end applications with corporate data residing on System z.
The zEnterprise system provides four primary environments for deployment of new workloads:
There are, of course, no specific rules about which platform should be used for any specific application; many applications are available on the majority of platforms. But only zEnterprise System provides the flexibility and choice of deployment platforms along with centralized management and control enabling the optimal deployment scenario for your business.