Shelter Insurance Alleviates Server Sprawl with Linux on zEnterprise 114

Shelter Mutual Insurance Co., an insurance company with a presence in 14 states, was facing out of control server sprawl and difficulties with air flow and rack space, writes Jim Utsler in the August issue of IBM Systems Magazine. To deal with the problem, Shelter opted to move many of its applications to IFL processors running on its mainframe, slowing the growth rate of the existing Intel technology-based boxes. As an added bonus, the company’s applications are now running faster on its zEnterprise 114 (z114) platform than they had in the past, notes Utsler. Read Utsler’s article, “Shelter Insurance Employs a Measured Approach in Adopting Linux on zEnterprise 114,” here.