Enterprise cloud computing

A secure cloud for data enables enterprises to
improve service to their customers

Why IBM mainframe for cloud?

IBM zEnterprise provides a highly secure, resilient and scalable enterprise cloud for deploying multiple business critical applications. It dramatically reduces the cost and complexity associated with distributed environments, enables easy provisioning of improved service and helps meet today's demands in private and hybrid cloud deployments.

  • IBM zEnterprise is Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure

    The need for today’s IBM mainframe

  • System z for MSPs

    The substantial advantages to incorporate IBM System z into their architecture.

  • Vissensa enhances service with IBM Enterprise Cloud System

    MSP enhances the cloud services they deliver to customers

IBM zEnterprise cloud solutions

New! IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack (PDF, 1,09MB)

An easy to deploy and use cloud management software offering based on OpenStack with IBM enhancements and support for enhanced private / hybrid cloud and Service Provider solutions.

IBM Enterprise Cloud System (US)
A complete OpenStack based converged solution for rapid and secure cloud deployments. Includes IBM server, storage, software and services.

Cloud Management Suite for System z (US)
Dynamic provisioning for business-critical workloads with the added capability for monitoring performance and backup of associated data.

IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions on zEnterprise V2 (PDF, 1,26MB)
Combine technology and services to automate, standardize, and speed up day to day operations for SAP with this cloud enablement offering

IBM Wave for z/VM
Unleash the power of z/VM virtualization, improve productivity, simplify management, and accelerate the journey to cloud with IBM Wave for z/VM.

Cloud Ready for Linux on System z (PDF, 39KB)
Software based cloud service delivery with integrated provisioning, monitoring, service catalog & service desk, storage management, and high availability. (PDF, 39KB)

IBM zEnterprise Starter Edition for Cloud for Government (PDF, 4,02MB)
IBM® Smarter City Solutions on Cloud enables cities to intelligently connect city events and data in their jurisdictions through a single integrated solution.

Cloud Computing with xCAT on z/VM
An open sourced tool, Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) on z/VM can manage, provision, and monitor physical and virtual machines, and is available as a free download.

IBM SmartCloud for System z (PDF, 631KB)
(Currently available only in U.S. and U.K.)
A cloud computing service which provides shared, secure and scalable IBM z/OS® mainframe capacity, offered as secured LPARs within a continually refreshed, managed environment—in the cloud.

IBM System z Solution Edition for Cloud Computing (US)
Delivers a competitively priced offering, providing a services automation and management framework for the adoption of cloud computing environments

Making your enterprise applications Cloud-enabled with CICS (PDF, 8,92MB)
Podcast describes how CICS V5.1 facilitates Platform-as-a-Service for private clouds, enablng mission-critical applications running on CICS to be cloud-enabled.

zEnterprise Starter Edition for Cloud (PDF, XXKB)
Provides an easy-to-deploy, highly scala-ble, highly secure, highly resilient offeringfor rapidly deploying an IaaS Cloud onthe System z platform.

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Analyst papers

Private cloud and mainframe

Hybrid infrastructure provides reliability & security

Events and webcasts

System z impacts MSPs

Discover the benefits System z offers Managed Service Providers

Build a highly affordable and scalable private cloud (PDF, 1,06MB)
Outlines key elements of success on the three step journey to setting up a highly available and highly scalable private cloud.

Clipper analyst paper: When Infrastructure Really Matters, A Focus on High-End Storage
A pragmatic analysis about the undeniable importance of mission critical infrastructure.

Consolidated security management for mainframe clouds
Hosting cloud environments on an IBM System z mainframe addresses security concerns

Discover the best choice for Linux clouds
Robert Frances Group outlines how to reduce TCO up to 50% with the IBM Enterprise Linux Server.

Edison Group: IBM zEnterprise Strategy for the Private Cloud (PDF, XXKB)
Learn about key customer considerations in implementing and supporting IaaS on the Cloud and the advantages of IBM zEnterprise.

Getting started with a cloud on System z
IBM zEnterprise gives control, reliability and quality of service.

Secure the enterprise with confidence
Increasing security threats are risks to sensitive business information.

The Bathwick Group: A Private Cloud Foundation
Learn how organizations have used System z to build private cloud environments.

The business value of IBM zEnterprise System deployments
IDC conducted in-depth interviews with customers in three geographic regions to determine the business value of each deployment, with its impact on IT and the business.

The Critical Role of Service Management in Moving to Cloud on System z
If you're thinking about moving to cloud on zEnterprise, good Service Management will be key to your success.

The Value of IBM zEnterprise for Deploying Heterogenous Private Clouds.
IBM zEnterprise employs the concept of the heterogeneous cloud to enable a fit-for-purpose strategy that delivers real value.