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.
* Specialty engines and associated memory on z10 BC are priced 50 percent and 60 percent less, respectively, compared to the z9® BC. “Incremental” refers to the addition or expansion of IFLs on a new or upgraded z10 BC. 50 percent performance gain based on multi-core performance improvement as measured by IBM for 5 IFL cores. 40 percent for single cores. ICFs excluded.
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