Cloud Workloads on the Mainframe

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Published on May 21, 2014

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IBM Form #: REDP-5108-00


Authors: Fehmina Merchant

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    Abstract

    Far from being out of date, mainframes are used around the world to build robust, trusted clouds. Increasingly, organizations are turning to cloud computing to improve their IT responsiveness and to reduce costs. And for enterprise workloads, which require highly reliable and secure platforms to meet demanding service levels, many companies are building their clouds using a mainframe.

    This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication discusses cloud workloads on the mainframe. A cloud built on a mainframe, such as IBM® zEnterprise® or others in the IBM System z® family, has several distinct advantages:

    • Performance
    • Reliability
    • Security
    • Cost savings

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    Benefits of a mainframe cloud

    Detailed use cases

    What’s next: How IBM can help

     

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