Parallel Sysplex

IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex

To assist with the assessment, implementation, operation, and maintenance of a System z Sysplex environment, IBM Global Technology Services is releasing today the IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex. IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex is designed with eight selectable modules to help you with your System z Sysplex environment. Each is a stand-alone module that can be individually acquired. The first module is an infrastructure assessment module, followed by seven modules which address the following System z Sysplex disciplines:

  1. Infrastructure planning, design, and implementation
  2. Availability and performance assessment
  3. Configuration and migration assistance
  4. Operator training
  5. Maintenance strategy
  6. Maintenance environment design and implementation
  7. Production cut over and deployment planning

IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware - DB2 data sharing

IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware - DB2 data sharing is designed for clients who want to:

  1. Enhance the availability of their data
  2. Enable applications to take full utilization of all servers' resources
  3. Share application system resources in order to meet business goals
  4. Manage multiple systems as a single system from a single point of control
  5. Respond to unpredicted growth by quickly adding computing power to match business requirements without disrupting their business
  6. Build on the current investments in hardware, software, applications, and skills while potentially reducing computing costs

The offering consists of six selectable modules; each is a stand-alone module that can be individually acquired. The first module is an infrastructure assessment module, followed by five modules which address the following DB2 data sharing disciplines:

  1. DB2 data sharing Planning
  2. DB2 data sharing Implementation
  3. Adding Additional data sharing Members
  4. DB2 data sharing Testing
  5. DB2 data sharing Backup and Recovery

For more information on this offering, visit www.ibm.com/services/server.


Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware – CICS enablement

Highlights

In today's competitive e-business environment, continuous high availability and scalability are requirements, not luxuries. You also need to be able to run diverse applications and share data efficiently while maintaining response levels. IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware – CICS® enablement can provide quick, cost-effective delivery of this solution to help you achieve the highest levels of availability and scalability, as well as workload balancing with data sharing, in the IBM System z™ Parallel Sysplex® environment.

We can deliver IBM best practices and expertise through five easy-to-purchase modules:

Module 1: CICS application review
Module 2: z/OS® CICS infrastructure review (Module 1 is a prerequisite of this module)
Module 3: CICS implementation (Module 2 is a prerequisite of this module)
Module 4: CICS application migration
Module 5: CICS health check
 


Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex Middleware – WebSphere Application Server enablement

Highlights

In today's competitive e-business environment, continuous high availability and quality service delivery are requirements, not luxuries. To meet customer expectations and grow your business, you need to be able to run diverse applications while maintaining response levels, as well as quickly develop and deploy new applications. IBM Implementation Services for Parallel Sysplex® Middleware – WebSphere® Application Sever (WAS) enablement can provide quick, cost-effective delivery of this solution to help you achieve the highest levels of availability, performance and scalability in the IBM System z™ Parallel Sysplex environment.

We can deliver IBM best practices and expertise through three easy-to-purchase modules.

Module 1: WAS network deployment planning and design
Module 2: WAS network deployment implementation
Module 3: WAS health check
 

For more information on Parallel Sysplex installation offerings, visit Server Optimization and integration services.


Parallel Sysplex InfiniBand (PSIFB) Assessment Services

IBM Systems Lab Services will assist installations with assessing the potential impacts of introducing the PSIFB coupling link technology in your client's existing datacenter and host environments.

Two z/OS Subject Matter Experts will review the existing configuration, measure the potential PSIFB impacts given existing coupling traffic activity, and provide a proposal on possible migration scenarios. A PSIFB Assessment consists of the following tasks and services:

The key deliverable of this offering is a PSIFB Impact Assessment and Migration Proposal that describes possible migration scenarios and recommended next steps to integrate PSIFB into your datacenter configuration.

This offering has been designed to mitigate the complexities involved with the migration and implementation of the PSIFB technology into a coupling link configuration, through the use of IBM recommended practices by senior z/OS technical Subject matter Experts (SME's). There are customer references that have had high satisfaction with this offering that can be furnished upon request.

Contact Information

Contact an Systems Lab Services opportunity manager to discuss your needs, engagement offerings, requirements and pricing.

systemz@us.ibm.com

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