- Business Connexion - SUSE case study
The ability to run multiple virtual servers side-by-side on a single mainframe processor ensures low software costs for the solution, enabling Business Connexion to offer a powerful solution at a highly competitive price.
- EVRY - Enabling financial services clients to meet growing demand
Working together with an IBM team, the company deployed two IBM zEnterprise EC12 servers configured with Linux, z/OS, IBM DB2 for z/OS, IBM CICS and IBM IMS for its clients’ production landscapes, and a third as a disaster recovery environment.
- GaVI – SUSE case study
"With the availability of the IBM Integrated Faculty for Linux (IFL) processors, we had for the first time the opportunity to run Lotus Domino on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for IBM System z—and when we did the calculations, this turned out to be a very cost-effective option," said Müller-Ahlheim, Head of Infrastructure Technology and Databases at GaVI.
- gkd-el boosts SAP system throughput by 270 per cent and cuts costs by 30 per cent
Total cost of ownership has been reduced by 30 per cent with the help of zIIP and IFL technology. System z and System Storage technologies help gkd-el to maintain a flexible yet easy-to-manage infrastructure, provision new Linux on System z application servers within minutes, and balance workload efficiently.
- IBM - Building innovative employee digital experience
IBM created an employee-facing digital experience using IBM Connections and IBM WebSphere Portal software, running on Linux for System z virtual machines. Using the mainframe for social business saves an estimated 60 to 75 percent on the cost of a distributed solution.
- IBM Cognos 8 BI for Linux on System z: 30,000 users in production in just four months
The IBM Cognos 8 BI for Linux solution on System z enables a streamlined approach for the IBM sales force of 30,000+ to access critical business information from a single Web portal, when and where they need it. The solution scales well, is secure, provides significant cost savings and has increased the productivity of its users within IBM FMS.
- IBM is harnessing business analytics and data warehousing on System z
Blue Insight uses a suite of IBM Business Analytics - Cognos, SPSS - and Information Management software running on the IBM System z platform, which delivers the highest possible levels of performance, availability, security and scalability.
- IBM Midmarket Integrated Management System
IBM sales management systems for IBM’s midmarket space reduce support and infrastructure costs via private cloud deployment. The new system provides reports with key metrics to managers so they can manage business globally.
- IBM Skills and Competency Analyzer
IBM SCAN developed a WebSphere-based application that leverages IBM’s centralized business intelligence service, which is based on Cognos BI. The new environment reduces time required for managers of training programs to produce reports for skill gap analysis, and enables the company to measure increases in skills.
- IBM Small Deals Management System
IBM SDMS developed an application that leverages Cognos BI to identify deals needing management attention, and enables managers to drill down to opportunity-level detail.
- IBM Treasury Operations
IBM global treasury operations centralized its operations on a single platform to improve analytics and increase control and efficiency. The platform includes a data warehouse and facilitates global visibility into and reporting on global treasury operations. The system serves as a unified gateway for all banking communication via SWIFT as well.
- Rock-solid reliability with SAP Banking applications on IBM zEnterprise
A jointed development team developed the IBM entry cloud configuration for SAP solutions on zEnterprise. The development team works closely with the joint quality assurance team at SAP, and for example with the IBM and SAP International Competence Center in Walldorf, Germany, the IBM Silicon Valley Lab on the DB2 database, the z/OS developers in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the teams working on Linux on System z at the IBM Lab Boeblingen, Germany.
- Volvo IT Delivers: An Interview With Volvo Group’s Per Johansson
Earlier this year, Mainframe Executive had an opportunity to talk with Per Johansson, senior manager of Mainframe Global Infrastructure & Operations. Johansson leads the mainframe operations of Volvo Information Technology (Volvo IT).
- ZIVIT achieves aggressive recovery point objective with IBM solution
To support its computing needs across several locations, the company has more than 400 Linux guest operating systems using the IBM z/VM virtualization environment on the z196 mainframes. Given the volume and nature of the information it manages and its zeal for continuous improvement, ZIVIT wanted to improve data availability, disaster recovery capabilities and data integrity within its hardware environment. The xDR feature within the GDPS/PPRC mainframe solution provides automated failover and rapid recovery of the client’s business-critical applications and data, including those solutions running in a Linux operating system environment on the System z platform.