Smarter Computing for a Smarter Planet

IBM zEnterprise EC12

Trusted security and resiliency. Efficiency at scale.
Operational analytics.

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On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. To handle vast volumes of data, you need a fast, secure, and available IT infrastructure that will help you:

IBM zEnterprise® EC12:

The world's fastest, most scalable and secure enterprise system
The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing; consolidated, secure data serving; and support for enterprise-wide applications. With the zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), IBM extends the mainframe platform to help large enterprises reshape their customer experiences through information-centric computing.

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zEnterprise benefits

Learn more about the value IBM zEnterprise EC12 offers your business

Today’s announcement is designed to help you meet the demands of information-centric IT with three key capabilities: trusted resiliency, efficiency at scale and operational analytics.

Trusted security and resiliency

With enhanced Crypto Express 4S digital signature cryptography and EAL 5+ certification, along with the new advanced, self-learning capabilities of IBM zAware, you can conduct business with the highest level of integrity and availability.

Benefits: Deliver unmatched reliability for critical business processes with leading certifications. Use machine learning to help IT drive service levels even higher.

Efficiency at scale

With a 50 percent total performance improvement, you can consolidate many workloads onto a single zEnterprise EC12 to simplify your IT and support large-scale consolidation while offering flexible, cloud-based delivery of services.

Benefits: reduce floor space, energy and software costs and increase the efficiency of IT staff.

Operational analytics

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) running analytics on a System z platform offers up to 2000x faster query response times.

Benefits: Get real-time results and make fact-based decisions to predict outcomes and reduce risks.

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Perform operational analytics up to 60times faster with zEnterprise EC12, Smarter Storage and DB2

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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.


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our z Systems solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

Operating systems

IBM z Systems servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on z Systems and the z/VM hypervisor.

  • Industry solutions for zEnterprise

    System z offers enterprise-scale solutions for healthcare, insurance, banking and government

  • IBM Software for zEnterprise

    IBM Software exploits and extends the unique capabilities of zEnterprise

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