IT Management

Linux on System z Case Studies

Here are some real customer examples and a research report that address how using Linux on System z can help organizations trim their IT budget:

• Large Swiss re-insurance company Swiss Re is using Linux on System z to create and deploy a single virtualized server for less than $1 per day:  www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/32542.wss.
• BCBSM consolidated 140 Intel-based servers onto a single IBM zEnterprise server with the Enterprise Linux Server (ELS) Linux processors using IFLs and drastically improved performance, reliability, disaster recovery, server provisioning, and cost efficiency: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/zsl03161usen/ZSL03161USEN.PDF
• Clabby Analytics Research Report: Choosing an IBM System z as a Linux/cloud consolidation server has the potential to save IT buyers more than a million dollars: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/zsl03117usen/ZSL03117USEN.PDF
• With staff in 42 countries and more than a billion dollars in annual sales, Endress+Hauser migrated its SAP application servers to two IBM System z10 Enterprise Class mainframes running z/OS and z/VM: www-01.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/ARBN-8J8NYJ?OpenDocument&Site=corp&cty=en_us.