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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualisation technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.
IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z 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.
IBM System z servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on System z and the z/VM hypervisor.
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"In this System z announcement cycle, IBM has made several bold statements, not only for the new entry system, the zBC12, but also with many across-the-board enhancements that forcefully position the zEnterprise portfolio to meet the emerging challenges facing modern enterprises remaking themselves to deal with new customer engagement models. Many of these enhancements are delivered via the new z/OS Version 2.1."
- Mike Kahn,
Managing Director, The Clipper Group
"We use the numerous zEnterprise security components to help reduce our overall risk. For example, Encryption on zEnterprise is critical to our company success to allow us to protect customer privacy data while it is stored on our mainframe and while it is exchanged with other parties for processing."
- Todd Handel
Director, IT Strategy and Architecture,
SC Data Centre,
"Using Linux and the IBM z/VM® operating system on IBM System z, the city created a customised cloud environment which provides a scalable and secure self-service platform on which employees can develop open source applications. The cloud architecture also empowered the general public to create and deploy citizen-centric applications."
- Gordon Bruce,
CIO of Honolulu’s
Department of Information Technology
"We deployed our production business analytics environment on System z within 11 days, providing us with an efficient platform that ensures the flexibility, availability and reliability that our users demand. Creating a new Cognos server used to take months, and now it takes just hours."
- Adrienne DiPrima,
Manager, Strategic Technologies Support, Miami Dade
"RFG believes the new IBM zEnterprise BC12 system should be considered a disruptive technology for mid-sized enterprises and above. Using the zBC12 as the corporate data server can reduce operating costs by half while providing a single data source, enabling companies to build better customer experiences and improve data quality."
- Cal Braunstein,
Chairman and CEO, Robert Frances Group
"The IBM zEnterprise EC12 showcases all of the major System z differentiators: powerful processing; advanced reliability, availability and serviceability; enhanced security; efficiency at scale; and most important, the ability to optimally run and manage a wide range of workloads across System z and heterogeneous environments."
- Joe Clabby,
President, Clabby Analytics
"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
"The value of an information system is in how efficiently and cost effectively it can run workloads. With IBM's new software enhancements in analytics, mobile computing, cloud and security, and with IBM's new lower-cost zEnterprise BC12, IBM is delivering one of the most efficient and cost-effective information systems environments in the industry."
- Joe Clabby,
President, Clabby Analytics
In the news
|04 Mar 2014||IBM Premieres New Master the Mainframe World Championship (US)|
|30 Oct 2013||Top College of Pharmacy Uses IBM Mainframe and Linux to Manage Big Data Growth (US)|
|29 Oct 2013||IBM wins a CRN Tech Innovator Award in the category of Cloud Solutions for IBM zEnterprise BC12 (link resides outside of ibm.com)|
|21 Oct 2013||IBM Boosts zEnterprise Capabilities with New Business Analytics and Cloud Software Solutions (US)|
|30 Aug 2013||IBM closes acquisition of CSL International (US)|
|23 Jul 2013||IBM Boosts zEnterprise Mainframe Portfolio to Help Clients Build Better Customer Experiences. (US)|
|09 Jul 2013||IBM has acquired CSL International, a leading virtualisation management solution provider for IBM z/VM and Linux on System z. (US)|
|17 May 2013||DancingDinosaur: zEnterprise vs. Intel Server Farms (link resides outside of ibm.com)|
|07 Feb 2013||IBM's mainframe chief eyes mobile, social workloads (link resides outside of ibm.com)|