The Penguins Have Landed - Getting started with Linux on System Z at Shelter Insurance
Project and Program: SHARE-wide Events
, SHARE in Anaheim 2011
Linux for System z (the IBM Mainframe) has been available for ten years. This involves running tens or hundreds of Linux virtual servers on a single IBM mainframe. Many companies have exploited this technology for server consolidation, cost savings, green technology and reducing the size of their data center. This presentation describes the path Shelter Insurance is taking to implement and exploit Linux on System z. This will include hardware requirements, the virtualization hypervisor (know as z/VM), virtual networking, software licensing, monitoring, and application deployment. As this implementation is more of a journey that a destination, you will also hear about plans to continue exploiting the virtual environment.
Presenter(s): Mark Workman, Shelter Insurance
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