Get the most from your IBM Z and LinuxONE systems—and fast

By | 3 minute read | September 24, 2019

Cloud + security + resiliency.

You want it all for your business’s IT infrastructure.

You want to take advantage of the latest technologies while maintaining your existing investments, all in an integrated IT environment. All the while, there are only so many hours in a day. Sometimes, onsite help from a consultant with deep technical expertise on IBM Z and LinuxONE is just the right answer to helping you optimize your environment as quickly as possible. Here’s where IBM Systems Lab Services can help.

Living in a hybrid multicloud world

Many organizations have been eager to transform their business with cloud, but so far fewer than 20 percent of workloads have actually moved to the cloud. Early cloud adoption was driven by consumer technology and focused on public cloud, but now that focus is shifting to more mission-critical workloads and it’s become evident that hybrid multi-cloud environments are the next frontier for businesses. To succeed in a hybrid multicloud world, you need an integration strategy for your whole infrastructure.

With the announcement of the latest IBM Z and LinuxONE systems, which are designed to help organizations reconcile data security and privacy needs with the desire to move into the cloud, you may be looking to quickly update your Z or LinuxONE environment. IBM z15 and LinuxONE III support cloud-native development, private cloud integration and public cloud services from IBM Cloud. They also provide industry-leading levels of data privacy, security and resiliency for mission-critical applications, including those in your hybrid cloud environment — with encryption everywhere and IBM Instant Recovery. With IBM, it doesn’t have to be either/or — you can have both the resiliency and security of IBM Z and the flexibility of cloud, integrated into one infrastructure.

So how do you take advantage of these technologies?

Help maximizing value from your Z and LinuxONE investment

Maybe your business is growing. Maybe your resources are spread thin. Maybe you have a lot of projects in motion at once. For businesses looking to get onboard with new technology quickly, service consultations can make a huge difference. IBM Systems Lab Services offers onsite services led by technical experts and designed to help you get the most out of your IBM Z and LinuxONE systems — and fast.

Lab Services has a wealth of resources and the proven expertise to help you optimize and harness the value of IBM Z and LinuxONE. In fact, for years we’ve specialized in helping clients with multicloud infrastructure, enterprise security, Linux, blockchain, analytics for AI, resiliency and performance optimization. Our consultants have deep experience on Z and LinuxONE and are up to speed on the latest advancements. We attend to the details, so you don’t have to.

Services to help Z and LinuxONE clients succeed

Here’s a sampling of Lab Services’ offerings for IBM Z and LinuxONE clients:

  • Security and encryption services, including the Pervasive Encryption Readiness Assessment — to protect your data and ensure your systems are secure
  • Upgrade services (including software currency and migration)— to help you keep your z/OS, z/VM, KVM, and/or Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms fully up to date
  • IBM Z performance and tuning — to ensure you’re getting the best performance from your infrastructure investments

We also offer services on z/CX container extensions, Red Hat OpenShift on Z, and IBM Cloudpaks for Z and LinuxONE.

Bottom line: Lab Services has the expertise on IBM Z and LinuxONE to provide critical support to help you plan and deploy the cloud you want, with the privacy and security you need. Our Z and LinuxONE services help you:

  • Build your IT environment with flexibility
  • Protect the future of your business with top-notch security and privacy
  • Deliver with confidence by ensuring resiliency

And if you have a question about IBM Z or LinuxONE that isn’t addressed in the service categories above, we can still assist you!

Ready to take the next step?

If your business is looking for IBM Z and LinuxONE support, IBM Systems Lab Services can help. Our IBM Z and LinuxONE consultants are skilled to help you build a smarter, more secure infrastructure foundation. We provide onsite services and offer deep technical expertise, tools and methodologies to ensure client success. Contact Lab Services today.