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A managed service offering for hosting a client’s z/OS and Linux operating environments on shared physical infrastructure. Each client is allocated the amount of server, storage, and tape resources they require from a common and secured pool of resources.

Yes, the service is as secure as executing on a dedicated mainframe server and benefiting from its EAL5+ level common criteria security certification. Following standard IBM SO security policies, the environment will be approved for both the ITCS104 and ISEC security standards.

Managed Extended Cloud IaaS provides hosting and services for your IBM Z legacy workloads, re-factored workloads and all stages in between: both permanently as well as temporarily as required.

Managed Extended Cloud IaaS for IBM Z provides an enhanced delivery model for organizations relying on IBM Z by offering reduced cost of operation, improved flexibility and adaptability, while standardizing access to IBM’s latest technologies and innovations.

The service provides an integrated set of hardware, software, and services in a single charge unit. This is designed for simplicity of consumption and includes many elements not traditionally included in costing for an on-premises solution, such as floor space, power, and cooling.

Managed Extended Cloud IaaS for IBM Z is a pay-per-use consumption and delivery model that enables delivery of configurable computing resources (MIPS, storage GBs).

Distributed servers will communicate with Managed Extended Cloud IaaS for IBM Z servers the same way as they do in your infrastructure today. Depending on the application, some distributed servers can be co-located in the same data center as the IBM infrastructure.

Yes. Clients can make service change requests for increasing or decreasing the amount of MIPS, Storage, or Tape resources that are allocated to them. These changes can be either temporary to address peak processing periods or development requirements as well a permanent to support ongoing growth.

Yes. The service is built from pre-existing multi-tenant IBM Z capabilities that already exist in several countries. IBM has over 100 Clients already. Please look at our resources section for case studies.

Managed Extended Cloud IaaS for IBM Z has very robust isolation, virtualization, privacy, and security policies that meet virtually all Client requirements.

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