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IBM Systems Lab Services and Training can leverage the worldwide intellectual and technical advantage of the IBM System z development lab to assist you in taking advantage of emerging technologies on the mainframe platform and related middleware. We can provide custom solutions, leading-edge consulting, support services and proofs-of-concept to meet your business requirements now and also to support your strategic initiatives moving forward. Whether it is z/OS, z/VM or Linux on System z, or zEnterprise, we can help deploy new technologies like zBX, Cloud, and Analytics. In addition to services in these key areas, we can assist with the hardware and operating system layers, enable middleware solutions around CICS, DB2 or the WebSphere family or fulfill wider enterprise requirements around security, availability, or performance.
IBM zEnterprise™ System can dramatically streamline and simplify computing operations by making it possible to operate heterogeneous technologies and servers as one consolidated system. Analysis, assessment, implementation, and maintenance services from IBM are designed to help you realize these benefits as quickly as possible with minimal risk to the organization and minimal investment of internal staff time and resources in the implementation process. IBM services professionals offer deep skills and expertise, drawing on close relationships with development labs—as well as on thousands of client engagements—to help ensure rapid, highly effective zEnterprise System implementations that deliver value right away.
IBM EKMF is a flexible and highly secure key management system for the enterprise. EKMF offers centralized key management on zEnterprise and across distributed platforms utilizing the crypto hardware. This solution is well suited for banks, payment card processors and other businesses that must meet EMV and PCI requirements, as well as for general key and certificate management. It provides a foundation that can be tailored to address the needs of multiple industry segments to help identify compliance issues and assist key officers in enforcing a enterprise key management policy requirements. It also features crypto analytic capabilities that help identify compliance issues to assist key officers in understanding how and who has access to key material. The offering will deliver the EKMF software, the associated software maintenance and implementation services as a package to make sure clients get a ready to use solution for enterprise encryption key management using dual control and split knowledge mechanisms.
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Does your company want expert level assistance with planning, configuration and implementation of the new IBM zAware product? The IBM zAware Enablement Starter Kit is designed to assist you in enabling IBM zAware with an environment review, planning (including any prerequisites), and implementation services. At the end of the engagement, you will have the IBM zAware product fully enabled in the environment, actively monitoring a stand-alone z/OS or Parallel Sysplex with an understanding of how to exploit the product and its Graphical User Interface (GUI).
This implementation and planning service is for organizations that are interested in quickly implementing a zEnterprise and zBX Hybrid Computing Ensemble within a functional application test environment. The environment may include IBM POWER7 or IBM x86 blades communicating with z/OS or zVM environments in the Ensemble. This offering focuses on the Manage Suite functionality provided by Unified Resource Manager; additional services for Automate Suite functionality can be provided through the zEnterprise Ensemble Enablement for zBX Blades Starter Kit offering.
This comprehensive service is designed to accelerate implementation of a zEnterprise and zBX Hybrid Computing Ensemble within a functional application test environment. The environment may include IBM POWER7 or IBM System x blades communicating with z/OS or zVM environments in the Ensemble. Lab Services delivers the specialized skills needed to implement your ensemble. Our specialist helps you plan external network and storage connectivity and assists with the planning and definition of virtual network and storage resources to the Ensemble. Virtual resources and servers are also defined on the blades, the blade operating systems are installed, and a test application environment is established in the ensemble.
The service also provides project coordination and a Unified Resource Manager skills transfer to your administrative, support, and engineering teams for ongoing operation of the new hybrid computing environment. The Automate and Advance Manage suites of functionality are covered along with planning and implementing relevant ensemble workload management and energy management features. Assistance with planning for the new Hardware Management Console (HMC) roles in your organization, two HMC workshops, and follow-up services support after the initial setup is completed are also included.
This implementation and planning service is for zEnterprise ensemble implementations that will use Unified Resource Manager to manage Linux virtual servers on a zEnterprise platform. As with jumpstart assistance for zBX blades, the focus is on the Manage Suite functionality of Unified Resource Manager.
A Lab Services specialist helps you plan external network and storage connectivity and helps you plan and define Ensemble virtual network and storage resources . The specialist will also define new and migrate existing virtual servers from the Ensemble Hardware Management Console (HMC) and help establish the test application environment in the ensemble. The services also include assistance in planning for the new HMC roles in your organization and includes two HMC workshops.
The IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise is a multifunctional appliance for the System z environment that can be implemented to help provide XML hardware acceleration, streamline and secure valuable service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications, create multi-tiered cloud workloads, and provide drop-in integration for heterogeneous environments by enabling core Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) functionality, including routing, bridging, transformation, and event handling. The service offering provides assistance with configuring and enabling DataPower XI50z Blades within a zBX environment.
Since Integrated Cluster Bus-4 (ICB-4) coupling links are not supported on IBM zEnterprise, we’ll help assess any potential impact of introducing Parallel Sysplex InfiniBand (PSIFB) coupling link technology to existing data center and host environments. Knowledge baseline allows for an accelerated migration and use of PSIFB in your coupling configurations. You can also accelerate migration and lessen implementation complexities with help from our technical experts. Planning and implementation services can help with the installation and migration of existing ICBx/ISCx coupling link configurations to PSIFB.
Based on the IBM Systems Lab Services and Training IT Rationalization Study, in this offering you supply detailed financial and technical data, we deliver an extensive analysis of current server technology and cost of ownership, cross platform and actionable recommendations and business justification. Services may include current infrastructure scorecards highlighting areas of strength and need, and knowledge transfer from our team to your IT staff.
Swiftly identify IT value based on validated or estimated financial and technical data and preparation and facilitated techniques. After a one-to-two day workshop, we share focused recommendations for tactical and strategic needs and a full business justification. The approach can help you better understand constraints by evaluating key workloads.
Lab Services will assist installations with the configuration and enablement of their IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) to DB2 on z/OS on a zEnterprise server. One target DB2 subsystem will be enabled and configured to use the IDAA. Upon completion, the client will be ready to exploit the IDAA technology for their critical business intelligence operational workload.
Looking to move your existing Data Warehousing onto System z and want to maximize the workload management strengths of the System z platform? This service is targeted to clients with existing data warehousing/business intelligence solutions and a large, enterprise data warehouse. It provides a best practice review of System z workload used with a Data Warehouse. It also includes a DB2 subsystem data warehouse review and a System z Workload Manager review.
Considering moving you existing Data Warehouse onto System z and concerned about query performance? This service is for clients with existing data warehouse/business intelligence solutions and a large, enterprise Data Warehouse. It will target selected high CPU/high I/O SQL queries.
Provides new or existing System z clients with a complete end-to-end software and hardware solution for deploying business analytics. Lab Services performs or assists with software installation in conjunction with IBM Software Group and IBM Cognos Services. ISAS 9700 is offered in a Standard Configuration and a Foundation Configuration. The Standard Configuration includes z/OS, DB2 for z/OS, zLinux, InfoSphereWarehouse, and optionally Cognos. The Foundation Configuration includes z/OS, DB2 for z/OS, and optionally Cognos.
SAP solutions capitalize on IBM’s comprehensive portfolio of cloud computing offerings to provide integrated and seamless management across architectures and delivery models. Instead of weeks or days, cloud deployments can be made in a matter of hours with this solution. IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions on IBM zEnterprise® can accelerate deployment and enable cloud capabilities. Our expert team will provide the cloud software and help install, configure and implement the solution on an IBM DB2® for IBM z/OS® subsystem in your environment.
This offering provides the installation and initial configuration of Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM) with z/VM Virtual Infrastructure Workflows to manage the provisioning of Linux on System z virtual servers under z/VM. This offering can accelerate a private cloud provisioning environment. A logical next step could be the integration of IBM Tivoli Monitoring with Omegamon XE and related Linux monitoring agents to expand cloud services.