Everyone’s racing to virtualize, right? Big Blue’s no exception. ServerWatch has the story about IBM’s new “soup-to-nuts” hardware, software and services release to consolidate and virtualize data loads on its System z mainframes.
IBM on Tuesday debuted new hardware, software and services packages for enterprise customers that want to consolidate and virtualize Linux-based data loads on their System z mainframes.
The soup-to-nuts offering includes two new enterprise Linux servers which provide off-the-shelf pricing and configurations for large-scale datacenter consolidation on Linux.
Also, the package includes two new applications for the System z Solution Edition series: one for Enterprise Linux — to simplify deployment of new Linux workloads — and another for Chordiant’s customer relationship management (CRM) applications.
“IBM is seeing a new market trend for large scale server consolidation and bringing more capabilities to the mainframe,” Tom Rosamilia, general manager of IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) System z group, said in a statement. “Only the Enterprise Linux Server can provide the environment necessary to handle countless workloads securely and with high availability on such a massive scale.”