z Systems offers a number of differentiating benefits that can have a significant impact on those businesses that rely on SAP applications.
The unique strengths that z Systems brings to your business include:
With special package pricing for z Systems hardware, maintenance and middleware, the z Systems Solution Edition for SAP makes it more affordable for clients to benefit from the strengths of z Systems for their SAP database environment. Customers deploying the SAP application server on z Systems with Linux may also take advantage of the z Systems Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux.
With z Systems, clients can now deploy an integrated hardware environment that brings mainframe and distributed technologies together. The z Systems BladeCenter Extension (zBX) and the z Systems Unified Resource Manager help simplify data center management to reduce costs in a heterogeneous environment. The increased capacity and performance of z Systems also enable clients to consolidate more SAP workload on the mainframe.
Clients implementing the SAP database server with z/OS and DB2 on z Systems may choose to implement the SAP application server on z Systems with Linux or on the zBX with POWER7 blades and AIX. This capability provides clients with the flexibility to choose the most appropriate environment based on their business needs.
The z Systems Solution Edition for SAP has been enhanced to include both zBX and Unified Resource Manager as optional products.
Please contact your IBM sales representative today, to learn how this offering can help you deploy a database environment designed to meet the requirements of your workloads.