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IBM zEnterprise System designed to eliminate data centre ‘jumble’

IBM Corp. has released the zEnterprise mainframe server and a new system design that allows workloads on ...


July 28, 2010  


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IBM Corp. has released the zEnterprise mainframe server and a new system design that allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system.  

 

The design combines zEnterprise with new technology — the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager — that enable it to manage workloads running across System z, and select POWER7 and System x servers.  

 

IBM said the design addresses an important issue for corporate data centres, namely the jumble of disparate technologies added over time to run specific applications and which operate in silos, sometimes unable to communicate with each other in real time and requiring separate staff and software tools to manage.  

 

“This long-standing challenge for customers is aggravated by dramatic increases in cost and complexity amid a rising tide of sophisticated, data-intensive workloads in an increasingly interconnected world,” the company said.