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The IBM zEnterprise® 196 processor complex has been complemented with the zEnterprise System z® BladeCenter® Extension, a modular system structure that is capable of hosting native IBM POWER7® system and IBM System x® processing blades. The Unified Resource Manager has been introduced to provide integrated and advanced hardware and virtualization management capabilities. Together, these components work to form the basis of an integrated hybrid system architecture capable of hosting multitier heterogeneous business workloads, reducing operational complexity, and providing workload-aware optimization of the information technology infrastructure. This paper provides a descriptive overview of the major components of the IBM Unified Resource Manager.
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