IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L6

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Small and EFFICIENT
The IBM z13s can consolidate Linux workloads at a lower cost

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arlier this year, IBM introduced the single-frame IBM z13s* to the z Systems*
family. Ideal for consolidating a variety of business-critical Linux* workloads in
a small footprint, it supports multiple distributions (Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Ubuntu) and Linux hypervisors (z/VM* and
Kernel-based VM, or KVM).
Fehmina
Merchant
was a senior
consulting
engineer with the
IBM Competitive
Project Office.

This article explains what
IBM z13s offers in terms of
superior Linux platform and
cost competitiveness that
differentiates it from x86 options
in the marketplace.

Reliable Pairing

The IBM z13s server is designed as
an economical entry system that
allows infrastructure consolidation
and simplicity to be achieved with a
Linux platform that's high performing, reliable, scalable and secure.

A fully configured IBM z13s
system can have up to 20 cores,
operating at 4.3 GHz and 4 TB
of memory, and is capable of
consolidating a large number
of workloads (VMs) in a single
footprint. Each z13s system can
be split into up to 40 LPARs to
allow workloads to be run in
secure isolation within these
partitions on a single box,
obviating the need for separate
physical systems, as would be the
case on competitive platforms.

It provides capabilities
to dynamically scale with
capacity on demand so it can
nondisruptively add resources
to support varying workload
demands while controlling costs.
Further, with superior workload
management capabilities, like
other z Systems servers, the
z13s enables resources to be
effectively used by multiple
workloads, thereby achieving
the highest possible utilization
of the platform.

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Linux on Ibm Z Adoption Grows
Ibm Perspective: Linux on Z Systems Provides Financial Industry a Foundation for Blockchain
Small and Efficient: The New Ibm Z13s Can Consolidate Linux Workloads at a Lower Cost
Cover Story: Open to Opportunity: Why More Z Systems Clients Are Running Linux
Feature: Achieving and Advantage: Linux on Z Systems Enables the Api Economy and Microservices While Enhancing Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Feature: A Better Option: Businesses See the Benefits of Using Linux on Z Systems Over Scale-Out Servers
Trends: Plentiful Middleware Options: Co-Locating Analytics on Linux on Z Systems Adds Value
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Editor's Desk: Linux on Ibm Z Adoption Grows
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Ibm Perspective: Linux on Z Systems Provides Financial Industry a Foundation for Blockchain
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Small and Efficient: The New Ibm Z13s Can Consolidate Linux Workloads at a Lower Cost
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Cover Story: Open to Opportunity: Why More Z Systems Clients Are Running Linux
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Feature: Achieving and Advantage: Linux on Z Systems Enables the Api Economy and Microservices While Enhancing Hybrid Cloud Solutions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Feature: A Better Option: Businesses See the Benefits of Using Linux on Z Systems Over Scale-Out Servers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Trends: Plentiful Middleware Options: Co-Locating Analytics on Linux on Z Systems Adds Value
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L23
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