Right-Fitting Applications into Multi-Tier Hybrid Server Environments
Project and Program: MVS
, MVS Core Technologies
, SHARE in Anaheim 2011
A lot is being said about "Workload Optimization" these days. The notion at hand is ages old. Placing the right workloads onto the right servers (or virtual servers) so as to optimize IT value (i.e. reducing cost, maximizing time to value, and minimizing risk).
The new IBM zEnterprise server offers not just a new bigger better faster mainframe (the z196), but a new approach to server design and systems construction. Whether you view zEnterprise as a "system of systems", or as a "hybrid server", the zEnterprise approach is a novel and potentially powerful new tool to be used to advance the cause of "Workload Optimization" and to derive the benefits therefrom.
In this session, we will seek to understand zEnterprise as a platform for "Workload Optimization". We will also explore a methodology and toolset that facilitates the comparative analysis of zEnterprise vs traditional servers. The comparative analysis covers both technical and financial attributes of traditional multi-tier heterogeneous server configurations compared with hybrid-server configurations on zEnterprise servers.
Past Share talks have been done for "Right-Fitting Applications into Consolidated Environments (RACE)". This talk expands the mission and scope of the RACE tools to explore not just virtualizaiton cost & value analysis, but to also explore right fit analysis leading to overall "workload optimized" solutions.... solutions that cost less, improve time to value, and reduce risk.
Presenter(s): Montgomery Bauman, IBM Corporation
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