Consolidate and Optimize. Helping you do more with less: reduce cost, improve service, manage risk.

Applications in your enterprise grow exponentially, and the resulting proliferation of servers across your business has driven hidden costs and growing complexity. Do you recognize any of these symptoms: high cost of software licenses, administration and staff to maintain and manage distributed systems? Increasing cost of energy (both power and cooling), floor space and networking? Servers and software costs increasing linearly? Lack of flexibility — unable to "scale up" quickly for unpredictable workloads? Duplication of hardware needed for disaster recovery?

If you can relate to these business challenges, consider the IBM zEnterprise System's ability to deliver superior IT optimization and consolidation for your enterprise. The IBM zEnterprise will reduce cost by delivering superior resource sharing and virtualization efficiency, improves service through system management capabilities that help users satisfy business demands with incredible speed and agility, and manages risk through unrivaled system availability and flexible business continuance and disaster recovery options to help you protect your business.

See how these clients have saved cost, improved service and managed risk in their businesses:

Svenska Handelsbanken

Consolidated dual site IT infrastructure with 2 IBM System z10 servers – cut Java workload costs by 15% per year


Cut electricity costs by 60% and floor space requirements by 50%

BG Phoenics

zEnterprise meets BG-Phoenics’ strategic requirement for flexibility combined with simplicity

Solutions for Consolidation and Optimization

  • Click to show description The Enterprise Linux Server

    Transforming the economics for large scale consolidation. The Enterprise Linux Server dramatically reduces costs through consolidation. Consolidate hundreds of servers to one and decrease costs 30 to 50 percent.

  • Click to show description System z Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux

    A Linux-ready IT optimization solution with pricing that accelerates return on investment. Provides the base for business-critical application and data serving, such as the Lotus®collaboration suite, SAP applications, enterprise content management,business intelligence and data warehousing, Java™ and web application serving.

  • Click to show description IBM WebSphere for Linux

    Speed the delivery of applications and services, operate efficiently and reliably and ensure security and control with IBM WebSphere for Linux.

  • Click to show description Business Applications on Linux on zEnterprise

    DB2 for zOS on IBM zEnterprise is an ideal platform or deploying a scalable, secure database to support your business applications software from SAP®. In addition, clients implementing the SAP database server on zEnterprise may choose to implement their SAP applications on Linux on System z and the data on DB2 for z/OS can deploy SAP Solutions and lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Learn more.

    Implement mission-critical reliability for the Oracle Database and Middleware, delivered by Linux on IBM zEnterprise, while reducing costs through server consolidation. Learn more.

    Over 7,000 applications supported on z/OS & Linux for System z. Learn more.

  • Click to show description Collaboration software for Linux on System z

    Lotus collaboration software on Linux on zEnterprise is enabling clients to work smarter with adaptive collaboration. Comprehensive protection of business critical data, 64-bit mail scanning software available from TrendMicro. Price advantage for Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux and Lotus Collaboration suite (SameTime, Quickr, Connections, Domino with Trend Micro).

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Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z System, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems supports multiple operation systems:


IBM z Systems combine leading-edge innovation and unparalleled capabilities to power cloud, business analytics, mobile applications, and the most important workloads.

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