IBM System z - Enterprise computing advantages

Data centers around the globe are facing an IT conundrum: how to meet huge new demands on a flat budget. Leaders are addressing this conundrum by transforming infrastructures to deliver enterprise computing that is designed for data and tuned to the task and managed in a cloud. The unique hybrid design of the IBM zEnterprise System is ideally suited to play a leading role in these transformations.

The zEnterprise System is composed of three main elements. At its core are the zEnterprise EC12 for large enterprises and the zEnterprise BC12 for mid-sized businesses. The IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) houses IBM POWER7® blades and System x blades for deploying AIX and Linux applications and optimizers for specified workloads. The zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager) delivers end-to-end platform integration and resource optimization from a single point of control.

The IBM zEnterprise System is a world class enterprise computing system designed to help address the IT conundrum to deliver the new IT services businesses require with a lower cost structure. zEnterprise helps businesses on a smarter planet realize opportunities for cloud, analytics and mobile.

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The IBM zEnterprise System

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Hardware

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 virtualization technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Operating Systems

IBM System z supports multiple operation systems:

Solutions

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.



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