Cloud Computing and the Value of zEnterprise

An IBM Redguide publication

Published 12 September 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738450529
ISBN-13: 9780738450520
IBM Form #: REDP-4763-00
(40 pages)

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Authors: Elsie Ramos, Kurt Acker, Robert Green, Sebastien Llaurency


The emergence of cloud computing delivery models for IT services has many executives thinking they can reduce costs and improve qualities of services for their user communities. But, not all server platforms are equal when it comes to cloud computing. The function-rich, highly secure zEnterprise infrastructure makes it an ideal environment for cloud computing. This IBM® Redguide™ publication highlights the distinctions of cloud computing on the IBM® zEnterprise System and its unique ability to integrate and manage workload-optimized software solutions spanning multiple server architectures.

IBM® zEnterprise System has the unique capability to create a heterogeneous cloud solution in one-single managed environment. It provides the opportunity to optimize your cloud environment with the integration of the mainframe, IBM POWER®, IBM System x®, and the management of these workloads is simplified by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. Cloud computing on the zEnterprise System provides service management capabilities that result in higher levels of staff productivity and enhance the qualities of services that are delivered to the consumer. A zEnterprise cloud environment also allows providers to more closely align their IT investments with their business goals and user demands.

Table of contents

Executive overview
Solving cloud computing challenges
zEnterprise: The value of cloud in a box
zEnterprise end-to-end integrated architecture
How others started the journey

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