The platform will be based on IBM System z mainframe running Linux
IBM will build a cloud computing platform for China’s information services provider Yi Lian Zhong Information Technology (YLZ) to improve the life of citizens in China via an online portal for a variety of social services.
Based on an IBM System z mainframe running Linux, IBM will enable YLZ to expand its existing services available in Fujian Province to seven more Chinese provinces.
This will allow them to construct a citizen livelihood service information network covering a population of 300 million.
YLZ selected IBM System z as the mainframe’s ability to scale easily will help them manage the unpredictable nature of transaction peaks and valleys without incurring additional costs.
The new cloud platform will connect various networks of urban and rural residents, government departments, social service providers, medical institutions, corporate and public organisations, and vocational schools.
The new platform will enable the sharing of public resources and information while supporting service integration, improving government efficiency and ensuring effective administration of citizen services.
YLZ and IBM will integrate the data and business application through the cloud of all participating organisations, allowing the residents in the rural areas to access the same services as residents in cities.
The citizens will be able to access a various services from one portal, including payment of social insurance contributions and utilities, access to information about job and training opportunities, support services for scheduling clinical appointments, and access to farming subsidies, among others.