Why Lab Services for IBM Z and LinuxONE

Lab Services IBM Z and LinuxONE is an experienced group of consultants with proven expertise on both the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms to help clients design and implement highly available z/OS, zVM, KVM and Linux infrastructure solutions.

Our services

Cloud

We help clients design and deploy a cloud infrastructure for enterprise transactions, systems of record and application workloads. We help deploy IBM Cloud Private and OpenStack-based cloud management services for IBM Z, LinuxONE, storage and networking. We also provide services for z/OS Cloud provisioning and management with API-enabling technology such as z/OS Connect and z/OSMF. We provide services for integrating with cloud management platforms, such as VMware vRealize Automation and IBM Wave.

Blockchain

We help clients with new transformational projects in the area of blockchain through consultation and deployment of the infrastructure including security. Our technical consultants work hand-in-hand with our other IBM services colleagues to execute a full end-to-end solution for clients who want to use blockchain for strategic use cases on premises.

Analytics

We help clients deploy IBM Z and LinuxONE infrastructure for enterprise analytics platforms and gain the business insights to make decisions based on real-time analysis of data. Systems are designed for availability and engineered for highest levels of security. We also focus on real-time analytics with Apache Spark for z/OS and Linux on z, Machine Learning for z/OS, and predictive analytics with zAware and IBM Operational Analytics for z, Cognos, and SPSS.

Enterprise Security

We help clients implement systems with the highest level of data security commercially available, advising on built-in enterprise security capabilities and how to simplify complex operational security processes. We provide security health checks and deployment across IBM Z and LinuxONE for all levels of Pervasive Encryption as well as providing assistance in the areas of auditing and compliance for standards such as PCI, HIPPA and GDPR.

Enterprise Linux

We help clients deploy an enterprise-grade platform for Linux on IBM Z for both the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms to enable open solutions in the data center with trusted operations and unrivaled economics. We provide services for all options of virtualization including z/VM, KVM and LPAR. We have a renewed focus on our new clients to the platform with specialized offerings, including support of select open-source solutions including providing the enablement of database as a service.

Service Predictability

We help clients with a wide range of services for service predictability, including monitoring and assessing the performance and efficiency of application and database environments on IBM Z and LinuxONE systems, and recommending designs including best practices for optimal performance and resiliency across database, server, storage and virtualization environments.

High Availability

Our Lab Services systems consultants offer a proven approach to addressing the multiple challenges required to achieve high levels of IT service availability, looking beyond the installation of technology to focus specifically on how it’s implemented and managed. The outcome is a series of wide-ranging recommendations structured in the form of a phased implementation plan. We also offer a more-focused approach concentrating on the high availability of a single hardware platform that presents recommendations in a phased improvement plan addressing people, process and technology.

Performance

We help clients monitor and assess the performance and efficiency of systems, application and database environments on IBM Z and LinuxONE, recommending and implementing best practices for optimal performance across database, server, storage and virtualization environments.

Software Lab Services

From APIs and DevOps to enterprise modernization and operational excellence, IBM software consultants bring proven expertise to help clients accelerate time to value on their IBM Z deployments.

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