zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension

The zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) is the new infrastructure for extending z Systems governance and management capabilities across a set of integrated, fit-for-purpose POWER7 and
IBM System x® compute elements in the zEnterprise System.

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The zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) is the infrastructure for extending z Systems governance and management capabilities across a set of integrated, fit-for-purpose POWER7 and IBM System x® compute elements in the zEnterprise System.

The new zBX Model 003 is configured to attach to the new zEnterprise BC (zBC12) or the zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12). The zBX Model 002 is configured with either the zEnterprise 196 (z196) or zEnterprise 114 (z114). Attachment to the zEnterprise is via a secure high-performance private network. The zBX can house the IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise (DataPower XI50z), and select IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blades or IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7873) blades.

The DataPower XI50z is a multifunctional appliance. It can be implemented to provide XML and non-XML message hardware acceleration. It is able to streamline and secure valuable service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications. Or, it can be configured to provide drop-in integration for heterogeneous environments by enabling core Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) functionality including routing, bridging, transformation and event handling.

 

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Hardware

Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z System, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.

Software

IBM z Systems combine leading-edge innovation and unparalleled capabilities to power cloud, business analytics, mobile applications, and the most important workloads.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems supports multiple operation systems:

Through its hybrid computing capability, IBM z Systems with IBM z BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) also supports IBM® AIX® on Power, Microsoft Windows® and Linux® on System x®




IBM zEnterprise EC12

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