Why IBM mainframe for virtual servers?
Optimal resource sharing between virtual servers can help your enterprise realize up to 100 percent system resource use. IBM z Systems mainframes offer outstanding virtual server density, making it possible to deploy thousands of virtual servers on a single mainframe. IBM mainframe security delivers high levels of isolation and protection of services on virtual servers for greater data integrity. Look to IBM z Systems for industry-leading and proven1 cloud and IT optimization capabilities to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining a proliferation of servers.
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Benefits of IBM z Systems for virtual servers
IBM mainframe virtualization technologies for virtual servers
Use the combination of KVM virtualization and IBM z Systems for more performance and flexibility to address the requirements of varied Linux workloads. KVM's open source virtualization on IBM z Systems allows businesses to reduce costs, share resources and improve service levels.
Consolidate and deploy thousands of virtual servers on one mainframe for extreme horizontal scalability, savings potential and resource sharing. z/VM is designed for real time provisioning of virtual servers for diverse workloads in a protected, isolated environment.
Simplify management of virtual Linux servers and z/VM from a single user interface. Deploy cloud infrastructure quickly by identifying and aggregating resources. Gain flexible reporting, support for advanced z/VM capabilities in a few keystrokes, and automation of common virtualization tasks.
Divide one physical server into up to 85 logical partitions (LPAR) running a mix of multiple z/OS, z/VM, Linux, Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) and z/VSE instances isolated and secured in parallel. Share resources across LPARs or dedicated to a particular LPAR. Running a mix of multiple z/OS, z/VM, Linux, TPF and z/VSE instances isolated and secured in parallel.
Thousands of virtual servers inside a single z Systems server
The IBM z13 mainframe provides industry-leading capacity to run as many as 8,000 virtual servers in a single system.
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