IBM z Systems advantages

Data centers around the globe are facing an IT conundrum: how to meet huge new demands on a flat budget. Leaders are addressing this conundrum by transforming infrastructures to deliver smarter computing that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in a Cloud. The unique hybrid design of the IBM zEnterprise System is ideally suited to play a leading role in these transformations.

The zEnterprise System is composed of three main elements. At its core is the zEnterprise 196 for large eneterprises or the zEnterprise 114 for mid-sized businesses. The IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) houses IBM POWER7® blades and System x blades for deploying AIX and Linux applications and optimizers for specified workloads. The zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager unifies management of resources and extends z Systems qualities of service end-to-end across workloads.

With the introduction of the zEnterprise System, IBM is delivering a world class enterprise server designed to help address the IT conundrum to deliver the new IT services businesses require with a lower cost structure The IBM zEnterprise system is one of a new generation of systems that will help businesses realize the opportunities of a smarter planet.

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IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.


The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.

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