z/Journal May 2012
May 2012

With the advent of architectural plurality in zEnterprise, the term integration requires additional consideration. Introducing x86 and POWER-based blade servers in the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), zEnterprise shifts focus from the instruction set architecture question to workload needs.

A best-fit paradigm allows implementing business solutions on zEnterprise without debating what components will be part of the mainframe environment. The Uniform Resource Manager (zManager) provides common platform and virtualization management, and adds higher-level awareness such as policy-driven workload management and optimization. Its scope evolves from the Hardware Management Console (HMC) as a management console to the role of…

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