Massive scalability of workloads on a single System z system
Capable of running up to thousands of virtual servers on a single System z server
Linux workload hosting side-by-side to z/OS and z/VSE with fast and secure connectivity
Ideal platform to economically consolidate a wide range of workload types
Virtualize everything with very high levels of utilization
Processors, memory, network, I/O, cryptographic features, disk resources, coupling facility
Utilization rates of up to 100%
Provides non-disruptively adding and removing of physical resources
Allows significant over commitment of real resources – “doing more with less”
During spikes in demand, quickly scale up and/or out
Dynamically redistribution of system resources to where they are needed
Improved efficiency of IT staff, allowing to quickly provision and manage more virtual servers
Enhanced qualities of service for everything
Highest security classification for LPAR technology
Designed to run memory-rich and I/O-intensive (disk and network) workloads with data integrity
Extensive suite of built-in tools and utilities for debug, problem determination, and system automation
Design for core competencies in business continuity, systems management, autonomic functionalities and security
Opportunities for Cost Savings
Reduced software licenses and support costs
Running software on fewer processors can result in fewer licenses and support costs.
Reduced operational and maintenance efforts
The centralized management and autonomic computing capabilities can help reduce the errors and minimize workload-balancing tasks that otherwise can consume IT staff hours.
Reduced floor space and energy consumption
Fewer servers and networks can require less floor space and can mean savings in acquisition costs, heating, air conditioning and electricity costs.
Reduced application outages and reduced business continuity costs
The suite of the System z built-in features can rapidly respond to, or even anticipate, threats to system health, helping to prevent costly system downtime. As well, multiple disaster recovery solutions are available, such as copying volumes or mirroring disk volumes within one site or between two sites.