IBM zEnterprise 114
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"Enterprises of all sizes need to take a close look at how the z114 might help lower their total cost of computing while increasing their qualities of service delivery."
- Mike Kahn, Managing Director, The Clipper Group
"(IBM zEnterprise 114) this 26 to 3,100 MIPS box will be just what the doctor ordered for HP and Oracle-Sun server customers who have been left in the lurch."
- Joe Clabby, President, Clabby Analytics
"(Marriott) backs business expansion with agile, highly reliable computing constructed around rapid and intelligent transaction processing."
- Misha Kravchenko, Vice President, Global Enterprise Mainframe Systems for Marriott International
"Our two mainframes host 100 virtual servers, replacing at least 50 under-utilised x86 machines....this ultimately means that we're making better use of taxpayer money."
- Tim Simpson, IT Support Manager, Dundee City Council
"Suddenly the IBM System z looks far more attractive than the Oracle/Sun alternatives, a point which should also be a boon to the rest of IBM‘s mainframe software, storage, and services portfolio."
- Rob Enderle, Enderle Group
"The new z114...has loads of capacity; it offers the highest quality-of-service level in the industry; and it has the ability to efficiently handle workloads now found on Itanium and SPARC servers...we believe IT executives considering migrating away from Oracle’s SPARC- and Hewlett-Packard (HP) Itanium-based servers should look very closely at IBM’s new z114!"
- Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics
"Today’s announcement by IBM of the zEnterprise 114 as its entry-level offering reinforces, broadens, and expands upon the announcement of the zEnterprise System last July (with all the razzle-dazzle and fanfare it deserved for its revolutionary aspects of hybrid computing)."
- Steve Bartlett, The Clipper Group
"...we decided to place our development in the cloud. With this implementation, we've reduced provisioning time from 45 days to under 20 minutes, after approvals."
- Jonathan Moore, Senior Vice President, Citigroup
"With the z114, IBM can now deliver a more compelling total cost of acquisition (TCA) case, giving midrange enterprises another option as they consolidate, virtualize, and migrate their sprawling server farms. This will be particularly interesting to shops running HP Itanium or Oracle/Sun servers."
- Alan Radding, Independent Assessment
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