System z Solution Edition for SAP

z/Solution Editions

System z offers a number of differentiating benefits that can have a significant impact on those businesses that rely on SAP applications.

The unique strengths that System z brings to your business include:

With special package pricing for System z hardware, maintenance and middleware, the System z Solution Edition for SAP makes it more affordable for clients to benefit from the strengths of System z for their SAP database environment. Customers deploying the SAP application server on System z with Linux may also take advantage of the System z Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux.

With zEnterprise, clients can now deploy an integrated hardware environment that brings mainframe and distributed technologies together. The zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) and the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager help simplify data center management to reduce costs in a heterogeneous environment. The increased capacity and performance of zEnterprise also enable clients to consolidate more SAP workload on the mainframe.

Clients implementing the SAP database server with z/OS and DB2 on zEnterprise may choose to implement the SAP application server on zEnterprise 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 System z 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.

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Learn why running SAP on System z can deliver significant business value to your company. This new offering, makes a System z solution for your SAP environment a great alternative for maximizing the strength of your business.

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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualization technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Operating Systems

IBM System z supports multiple operation systems:


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

IBM case studies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSM): achieves a significant TCO reduction by virtualizing SAP application on System z.

KDRS/RZRS: boosts client service with SAP ERP on IBM systems; SAP ERP data bases consolidated to IBM DB2 on System z10.