IBM System z10 Business Class


The System z® mainframe is the flagship of the IBM® Systems portfolio, delivering breakthrough innovation, maximum flexibility and true value for today’s enterprise computing. With leadership capabilities in security, availability, scalability, virtualization and systems management, System z can enable your businesses to grow in response to changing business requirements while continuing to drive complexity and cost out of the infrastructure.

The IBM System z10® Business Class (z10® BC)—as the newest member of the System z family—delivers a whole new world of capabilities for a broader set of businesses delivering the scalability, flexibility, and breakthrough performance you need—at the lower-capacity entry point you want.

Designed specifically as a midrange mainframe, with extensive growth options, industry-leading virtualization and consolidation capabilities, and excellent price/performance, more and more customers can now experience the same System z technology that allows some of the world’s largest companies to answer their future challenges today.

Fighting old myths and perceptions—z10 BC offers the technology for any business that wants to ramp up innovation, boost efficiencies and lower costs—pretty much any enterprise, any size, any location. And it’s about rewriting the rules and delivering new freedoms for your business. Whether you want to deploy new applications quickly, grow your business without growing IT costs, consolidate your infrastructure for reduced complexity, or extend the classic strengths of System z to heterogeneous platforms in your data center, look no further—z Can Do IT.

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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 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:


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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