System z is #1 in the $250K server segment at 32% share and leads #2 HP by more than 14 points.1
Consolidate your workload on a single IBM System z™ mainframe
Since System z began its Migration Factory in 2008, we have helped over 150 customers migrate to the System z platform.3
Consider the following – and especially, read about the advantages enjoyed by IBM System z clients:
The IBM Mainframe Today: System z Strengths and Values
CIOs need to to address their IT infrastructure challenges while reducing costs.
In today's economy, cost reduction can result from improved IT efficiency due to platform selection and by shifting workloads. While our competitors promote mainframe re-hosting with “cost savings”, careful analysis shows this to be a myth. On the other hand; shrinking budgets, server sprawl, power and cooling constraints, and the need to “Go Green” are industry trends that favor the IBM Mainframe. Too good to be true? Check it out yourself.
IBM Mainframe TCO advantages
About the tool
The Move Up to IBM Mainframe TCO Challenge tool is developed by, and hosted by, Alinean Inc., a leading ROI/TCO tool company. It provides a preliminary, high level analysis of the estimated potential consolidation savings by switching to current IBM Systems.
IT Optimization Studies
Distributed consolidation to IBM mainframe success stories
Kevin Campbell, Chief Application Architect, discusses Univar USA's reasoning and decision to consolidate and move new workloads from distributed to the IBM mainframe.
Korea Exchange Bank
Korea Exchange Bank and IBM announced the completion of KEB's mainframe migration to IBM System z10 which will enable the bank's credit card business (KEB Card) to create an advanced and smarter IT environment to improve efficiency and customer service.
Under the agreement signed in October 2008, IBM provided KEB Card with three units of the System z10 Enterprise Class (EC), the most advanced IBM System z mainframe with the equivalent capacity of nearly 1,500 x86 servers, with an 85% smaller footprint, up to 85% lower energy costs.
1 IDC WW Server Tracker Results 2Q’09
2 Ratio of z10 BC processor cores to x86 and UNIX processor cores will vary depending on the age and speed of the processors and the workloads being run on them
3 Source: www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/27613.wss
1 Comparison is versus x86 Blade servers without virtualization, reflecting a current-day consolidation. Reductions will vary by the number and age of the x86 servers being consolidated.
2 p13 "The Art of the Possible", ZSP03172USEN04. Data is based on internal standardized costing tools and methodologies. Client results will vary by types of workloads, technology level of consolidated servers, utilization factor, and other implementation requirements. Savings will vary by client.
3 IBM Scorpion Studies conducted between 2000 and 2008.
4 Source: top WW Banks as identified by the Fortune Global 500 in 2006, top U.S. Retailers as identified by National Retail Federation
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