Consolidate and Optimise

Helping you do more with less:
reduce cost, improve service, manage risk

Applications in your enterprise grow exponentially, and the resulting proliferation of servers across your business has driven hidden costs and growing complexity. Do you recognise any of these symptoms: high cost of software licenses, administration and staff to maintain and manage distributed systems? Increasing cost of energy (both power and cooling), floor space and networking? Servers and software costs increasing linearly? Lack of flexibility — unable to "scale up" quickly for unpredictable workloads? Duplication of hardware needed for disaster recovery?

If you can relate to these business challenges, consider the IBM zEnterprise System's ability to deliver superior IT optimisation and consolidation for your enterprise. The IBM zEnterprise will reduce cost by delivering superior resource sharing and virtualisation efficiency, improves service through system management capabilities that help users satisfy business demands with incredible speed and agility, and manages risk through unrivaled system availability and flexible business continuance and disaster recovery options to help you protect your business.

See how these clients have saved cost, improved service and managed risk in their businesses:

Svenska Handelsbanken

Consolidate more servers, networks, applications, and data on a singe Linux and z/VM:

Consolidated dual site IT infrastructure with 2 IBM System z10 servers – cut Java workload costs by 15% per year

Baldor

Use less power and floor space:

Cut electricity costs by 60% and floor space requirements by 50%

Solutions for Consolidation and Optimisation

[+]  The Enterprise Linux Server

Transforming the economics for large scale consolidation. The Enterprise Linux Server dramatically reduces costs through consolidation. Consolidate hundreds of servers to one and decrease costs 30 to 50 percent.

[+]  System z Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux

A Linux-ready IT optimisation solution with pricing that accelerates return on investment. Provides the base for business-critical application and data serving, such as the Lotus®collaboration suite, SAP applications, enterprise content management,business intelligence and data warehousing, Java™ and web application serving.

[+]  IBM WebSphere for Linux

Speed the delivery of applications and services, operate efficiently and reliably and ensure security and control with IBM WebSphere for Linux.

[+]  Business Applications on Linux on zEnterprise

DB2 for zOS on IBM zEnterprise is an ideal platform or deploying a scalable, secure database to support your business applications software from SAP®. In addition, clients implementing the SAP database server on zEnterprise may choose to implement their SAP applications on Linux on System z and the data on DB2 for z/OS can deploy SAP Solutions and lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Learn more (US).

Implement mission-critical reliability for the Oracle Database and Middleware, delivered by Linux on IBM zEnterprise, while reducing costs through server consolidation. Learn more (US).

Over 7,000 applications supported on z/OS & Linux for System z. Learn more (US).

[+]  Collaboration software for Linux on System z

Lotus collaboration software on Linux on zEnterprise is enabling clients to work smarter with adaptive collaboration. Comprehensive protection of business critical data, 64-bit mail scanning software available from TrendMicro. Price advantage for Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux and Lotus Collaboration suite (SameTime, Quickr, Connections, Domino with Trend Micro).

[+]  IBM GTS Server Consolidation and Migration Services

Reduce migration cycle time from months to days with potential ROI in 6 to 18 months. An approach for migration and consolidation of IT assets based on IBM's own IT transformation experience.

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