IBM zSeries functionality at a lower
entry capacity level than previously available on IBM
z/Architecture™ hardware, and with new granular growth options.
- Optionally configured zSeriesApplication Assist Processor
(zAAP), delivering a cost effective and specialized Java™
execution environment for improved price/ performance benefits.
- Specialty engines for flexible deployment of Linux® workloads
and internal Parallel Sysplex® coupling facilities help to better
align IBM eServer zSeries 890 (z890) advanced technology with your
IT infrastructure requirements.
- Flexibility to run multiple applications and operating systems
on a single server.
A mainframe for the mid-sized enterprise
The wave of change that IBM first called "on demand" continues
to gain momentum. Customers ask more of your company every day,
demanding that your technology infrastructure be responsive,
flexible and resilient. To help meet the challenges of constant
change, your company must do more than simply integrate its
processes—it must literally be able to provide products and services
to customers on demand. Achieving success in this environment
requires an entirely new approach. In short, it's never been so
important for your business—and your IT infrastructure—to be
But what does it really mean to be flexible?
It means building an IT infrastructure that can change as fast
as the market demands. It means maintaining the ability to grow
along with your business at your own pace, increasing and
decreasing capacity as needed and paying for only what you use. It
means running multiple applications and multiple operating systems
at the same time on the same server. It means maintaining flexible
growth and upgrade options. If your company can truly achieve this
flexibility, it can compete—and win—in today's marketplace.
From an IT perspective, flexibility has sometimes seemed like a luxury
afforded only to larger companies. While small and medium-sized
businesses struggled to do more with less, bigger companies were
able to simplify their infrastructures through high-end enterprise
servers like the IBM eServer zSeries 990 (z990).
IBM brings the advanced mainframe technology of the z990 to your
IT world with the IBM eServer zSeries 890 (z890), designed and
sized specifically for the mid-sized enterprise. The z890 is a
mainframe with advanced on demand capabilities at a size and cost
that fits your business.
can the z890 help you control costs?
This new line of high performance midrange servers provides many
of the capabilities available in larger enterprise class servers
at a lower entry point, along with extremely granular growth options
that allow you to buy the capacity that best fits your needs.
The z890 is capable of running Linux and mainframe operating systems
at the same time, and it provides the flexibility to easily manage
changing business needs while maintaining mainframe levels of
availability and security.
With the z890, you can start at the capacity setting you need to
meet your IT infrastructure requirements, then easily add
additional capacity to meet your changing needs as you grow. The
four processors on the z890 have seven engine levels, giving you a
total of 28 capacity settings overall. The smallest z890—with
capacity setting 110—has most of the same features as the other 27
capacity settings; however it has smaller I/O
help you reduce the complexity and costs of your IT
infrastructure, you can use the advanced virtualization technology
of the z890 to run several operating systems at the same time.
Competitively priced Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines
help you run Linux applications more cost-effectively, and
specialized assist processing with zSeries Application Assist
Processors (zAAPs) deliver a newly designed environment for
running Java technology-based applications on z/OS® V1.6 and
subsequent releases on the mainframe. Most importantly, the z890
gives your business many of the same availability, scalability and
security features of the z990—IBM's cornerstone On Demand Business
server. The z890 can provide the power and flexibility that seemed
out of reach, in a size that's right for your IT world.