Simplifying Integration with IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise

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Published on September 29, 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738450588
ISBN-13: 9780738450582
IBM Form #: REDP-4783-00


Authors: Alex Louwe Kooijmans, Bill Hines, Karan Punwani, Barry Silliman, Pradeep Thomas and Nigel Williams

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    Abstract

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication illustrates how the IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise provides a secure, fast, cost-effective, easy-to-manage, all-in-one enterprise application integration solution. On top of all the benefits that the DataPower XI50 and XI52 already provide, incorporating the DataPower XI50z into zEnterprise also provides a number of additional benefits:

    - Exploitation of the high-speed intraensemble data network (IEDN) connecting the zEnterprise Blade Extension (zBX) with the zEnterprise central processor complex (CPC), either a zEnterprise 196 (z196) or zEnterprise 114 (z114)

    - Secure incorporation of the DataPower XI50z appliance into a virtual local area network (VLAN) on the zBX

    - Unified management of the DataPower XI50z, along with other blades and optimizers using a common management tool

    - A centralized computing model, resulting in more efficient use of floor space, lower energy costs, and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO)

    The DataPower XI50z provides a variety of powerful integration scenarios specifically for older mainframe applications, making it a natural choice to include the appliance in your centralized zEnterprise server.

    This publication is intended for potential and actual users of the DataPower XI50z.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Smarter computing with zEnterprise

    Chapter 3. Improving business agility

    Chapter 4. Managing risk

    Chapter 5. Managing IT infrastructure complexity

    Chapter 6. Reducing IT costs

    Chapter 7. Banking case study

     

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