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An Automated Build Environment Under Linux on System Z

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Executive Summary

Having successfully completed this Proof of Concept project together with IBM, the customer has made its next step towards a new data center built upon the strengths of Linux on System z. Utilizing the capabilities of the underlying virtualization technology, the bank can now start to benefit from the centralized server management that comes with z/VM. Other benefits are the simplified networking structures based on System z HiperSocketsTM and the ability to provision new servers in a matter of minutes. Finally, the possibility of taking the former Microsoft Windows system out of service adds to the "green" aspect of this project. Consolidating workload on the IBM Mainframe means less overall power consumption and less floor space required.

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