According to IBM, over 40% of new System z
workloads are z/Linux based. Many of SFI's z/Linux
clients fall into two categories;
those that have an IFL and don't know what to do with it, and those that want
to get off the Mainframe due to software costs.
SFI's z/Linux Assessment can address both scenarios. For those looking to
lower Mainframe software costs, z/Linux may be able to shift fixed price third
party software costs to variable costs based on usage. SFI not only
figures out how to lower software costs but also how to most effectively get
your z/Linux environment up and running.
The z/Linux Assessment is a two week engagement that will review current system
and application set-up and business objectives moving forward. Once our
team of z/Linux experts understand the preferred objectives, they will sit down
and address the following questions:
your enterprise lower the cost of the current z/OS environment
by using zLinux?
workloads are appropriate to migrate to z/Linux?
software, how many IFLs (Integrated Facility for Linux), how much memory,
what network schemes, and how much disk storage are necessary?
many Unix and Wintel servers can be consolidated?
are appropriate roll-out strategies?
will respond to these questions in an Assessment and Recommendation document
which will serve as the customer's z/Linux blue print strategy. The results
of this study will be presented to the customer at the conclusion of the second
week. SFI can also assist with implementation and maintenance.
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