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The mainframe—an amazing story of technological longevity and constant reinvention—keeps moving forward and redefining the future of IT.  

It’s part of IBM’s DNA to constantly invest in the mainframe and strengthen its legendary ability to reliably and securely handle huge volumes of transactions. That’s why 92 percent of the top 100 global banks, nearly every credit card transaction and 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on the IBM mainframe.
It’s also why the mainframe is seeing new sales in emerging markets such as Africa, where governments and businesses in Cameroon, Namibia and Senegal have purchased mainframes the last couple of years. And it’s also why we keep expanding our academic initiative so that well over 1,000 universities in 70 countries around the world are teaching mainframe skills.
Much like a zEnterprise server never goes down (there’s a reason why 80 percent of the world’s data resides on or originates with an IBM mainframe), the constant innovation that makes the mainframe such an engine of progress never stops revving.
True to form throughout the mainframe’s history, IBM has brought new innovations to the platform to meet the challenges of a changing market. As a result, zEnterprise is beautifully positioned as a rock-solid, secure platform for real-time analytics and as an enterprise cloud for efficiently running multiple critical applications.

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News releases
Date Title
04 Mar 2014 IBM Premieres New Master the Mainframe World Championship
30 Oct 2013 Top College of Pharmacy Uses IBM Mainframe and Linux to Manage Big Data Growth
21 Oct 2013 IBM Boosts zEnterprise Capabilities with New Business Analytics and Cloud Software Solutions
23 Jul 2013 IBM Boosts zEnterprise Mainframe Portfolio to Help Clients Build Better Customer Experiences
09 Jul 2013 IBM Accelerates Cloud Computing on System z with Acquisition of CSL International
28 Aug 2012 IBM Unveils zEnterprise EC12, a Highly Secure System for Cloud Computing and Enterprise Data
29 Mar 2013 IBM Master The Mainframe Contest Prepares Students With In Demand IT Skills For A Smarter Planet
04 Mar 2013 Miami-Dade County and IBM Establish Public-Private Partnership on Smarter Cities Initiative
22 Jul 2010 IBM Unveils zEnterprise System, Ushers in Era of Smarter Data Centers

Images

  • Teacher and students in front of computers

    IBM Engages Students With Premiere of Master the Mainframe World Championship

    Date added: 04 Mar 2014

    Seth Reichelson, a teacher at Lake Brantley High School in Florida, with students during a mainframe programming class. IBM’s Master the Mainframe Contest has enabled over 68,000 students to take charge of world-class enterprise platforms and showcase their talents while learning sought-after computing skills. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM zEnterprise System photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: Deep Freezzzz

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM engineer Don Gunvalsen, Poughkeepsie, loads the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe into a test chamber in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. facility that subjects the computer to extreme variations in temperatures. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System cover time photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: Cover Time

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Larry Terpak (foreground), Johnson City, N.Y., and Chris Wallner, Poughkeepsie, size up covers ready to be installed on the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • World's Fastest Microprocessor photo

    IBM ZENTERPRISE

    Date added: 01 Sep 2010

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: World's Fastest Microprocessors - IBM technician Asia Dent, Poughkeepsie, tests the world's fastest microprocessor, made in New York and shipping to clients on Sept. 10. The heart of IBM's new zEnterprise System mainframes, the new chip helps deliver world-record speed (5.2 GHz) as the world's transactions and data continue to grow. The new technology is the result of an investment of more than $1.5 billion in IBM research and development. (Feature Photo Service for IBM). (PRNewsFoto/IBM, Feature Photo Service For IBM)

  • IBM zEnterprise System photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: Cover Time 2

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees James Geuke, (top) Poughkeepsie, and Larry Terpak (standing), Johnson City, N.Y., install covers on the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: In the Test Lab

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM engineer Joseph Corrado, Marlboro, N.Y., installs a new x86 blade server into a test unit of IBM’s new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe. The new mainframe is the first to manage workloads running on IBM x86 and Unix systems -- enabling the data center to be centrally managed. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: First Production from a New Facility 1

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Einar Norman, (left) Plattekill, N.Y. and Richard Lane, Rosendale, N.Y., prepare IBM’s new zEnterprise System Mainframe for shipment in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. IBM added a new, 56,000-square-foot, $30 million production floor to its Poughkeepsie plant in 2010 to manufacture the new computer. Altogether the zEnterprise System represents $1.5 billion in R&D investment for IBM and a three-year, 24-hour development cycle that spanned three continents and involved more than 5,000 IBMers working a total of 31 million hours (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: First Production from a New Facility 2

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Einar Norman, (left) Plattekill, N.Y. and Richard Lane, Rosendale, N.Y., prepare IBM’s new zEnterprise System Mainframe for shipment in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. IBM added a new, 56,000-square-foot, $30 million production floor to its Poughkeepsie plant in 2010 to manufacture the new computer. Altogether the zEnterprise System represents $1.5 billion in R&D investment for IBM and a three-year, 24-hour development cycle that spanned three continents and involved more than 5,000 IBMers working a total of 31 million hours.

  • IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: First Production from a New Facility 3

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Einar Norman, (left) Plattekill, N.Y. and Richard Lane, Rosendale, N.Y., prepare IBM’s new zEnterprise System Mainframe for shipment in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. IBM added a new, 56,000-square-foot, $30 million production floor to its Poughkeepsie plant in 2010 to manufacture the new computer. Altogether the zEnterprise System represents $1.5 billion in R&D investment for IBM and a three-year, 24-hour development cycle that spanned three continents and involved more than 5,000 IBMers working a total of 31 million hours (Feature Photo Service for IBM).


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