Why System z mainframes
Facilitate the integration of operational analytics and enable secure cloud delivery with IBM System z mainframe servers and solutions, while generating ongoing savings and value. System z advantages.
Master the Mainframe
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What we offer
Analyst and white papers
System z enterprise solutions
Meet your IT challenges with workload-based offerings and industry solutions.
New software for IBM zEnterprise
See the latest solutions for cloud, mobile, big data & analytics, and more
Events and webcasts
February 24: Master IT Complexity
IBM leaders discuss new zEnterprise announcements for the IBM Enterprise Linux Server, cloud and virtualization
March 9-14, 2014
The Premier Event for Infrastructure Innovation
Las Vegas, Nevada
Big Data Past, Present, Future
Carl Olofson IDC discusses how enterprise customers are embracing big data
System z in the World of the Managed Service Provider
Discover the impact that IBM System z has on MSP costs, run times, resource usages, and customer satisfaction.
Cloud | Data | Security
zEnterprise gets even better!
Learn how organizations of all sizes can innovate, differentiate and deliver new value for less.
Streamline your analytics infrastructure
IBM DevOps Solution Series
Best practices and tools for continuous delivery of software-driven innovation on System z
Mainframe's role in the cloud
Learn about the role that mainframes play in enterprise cloud computing
The next generation zEnterprise (replay)
Hear IBM leaders and experts discuss the next generation of zEnterprise
IBM Systems events
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System z software events
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The community speaks
"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 Center,
"Using Linux and the IBM z/VM® operating system on IBM System z, the city created a customized 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
|29 Oct 2013||IBM wins a CRN Tech Innovator Award in the category of Cloud Solutions for IBM zEnterprise BC12|
|21 Oct 2013||IBM Boosts zEnterprise Capabilities with New Business Analytics and Cloud Software Solutions|
|30 Aug 2013||IBM closes acquisition of CSL International|
|23 Jul 2013||IBM Boosts zEnterprise Mainframe Portfolio to Help Clients Build Better Customer Experiences.|
|09 Jul 2013||IBM has acquired CSL International, a leading virtualization management solution provider for IBM z/VM and Linux on System z.|
|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)|