IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)

The demand for smarter solutions that leverage large volumes of data is pushing enterprises to deliver higher service levels with 24x7 availability, security, and scale, especially as they invest in new service delivery models like cloud. The new IBM zEnterprise® EC12 has up to 50% more total system capacity, new innovations like IBM zAware, security hardened into its architecture, and continued support for a hybrid infrastructure, while maintaining core workload strategies of data serving and transaction processing.


Infrastructure to support blades for zEnterprise

Unified Resource Manager

Single management view of zEnterprise resources


New technologies for cloud, big data, analytics, mobile devices and social media are redefining the way that businesses will be operating on and IT must be transformed to support these technologies. The shift can offer the opportunity to assess and improve the business model and interaction with the customers, partners and employees. To capitalise on this opportunity, organisations must be able to tap into their data and energise applications without going over budget and all the while keeping everything protected and secure.

The IBM® zEnterprise® System delivers unique value and industry leading capabilities allowing you to maximise the business value of your unique information. Make informed and optimised decisions, exploit cloud delivery models to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and complexity with Infrastructure as a Service, and use the built in IBM z Systems™ security at every level to improve customer trust and confidence and know your IT infrastructure is secure. The IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and the IBM z BladeCenter® Extension offer a proven hybrid computing design that supports mainframe and the distributed technologies of IBM POWER7® and IBM System x® blades. IBM z Unified Resource Manager (zManager) can manage and integrate workloads on the multiple architectures with the simplicity of a single system.

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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.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems supports multiple operation systems:



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

The new zEnterprise

  • The secure cloud for data, enabling enterprises to improve service to their customers

Enterprise EC12 demo

  • Learn about the features and capabilities of the new
    Enterprise EC12

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