On April 11, IBM introduced a new family of hybrid computing systems, IBM PureSystems™, an offering of an integrated server, storage and management system for Power Systems and System x architectures. For z clients, IBM introduced the zEnterprise System in July of 2010, a hybrid computing environment that includes mainframe and distributed systems
When should you consider using zBX or look at the new IBM PureSystems? If you have a workload that traditionally ran on a distributed system, and the work spans System z and AIX, Linux or Windows, then the zEnterprise with zBX is still the best choice. The zBX delivers the value proposition of tight integration for these hybrid workloads using the management functions of the Unified Resource Manager.
Clients have chosen zEnterprise for its broad ranges of strengths in traditional areas as well as in the new hybrid computing arena. The ability to reduce the cost and complexity of operations through server consolidation of distributed servers. Using a single system and having the ability to deploy SAP across multiple servers, System z can support tens of thousands of users with unmatched scale, availability and security. New offerings expand the System z role in BI and real time analytics – which makes sense when 50% or more of data resides on System z. DataPower XI50z can help simplify, govern, secure and integrate XML and IT services. The zEnterprise provides an ideal platform for enterprise cloud computing with our extreme scale and leadership security and resiliency.
If you find you have a hybrid workload, and don’t desire the governance and tight integration with System z, you can choose IBM PureSystems and connect it to the zEnterprise via your existing network. Tivoli products can provide the integration of business processes.