IBM zEnterprise BC12

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The zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) offers twice the capacity at the entry level for the same low entry price as its predecessor, the z114. It also delivers significant improvements in availability, security, performance and total system scale to support clients’ growth in both traditional and new workloads including consolidation, cloud, mobile and analytics. With the same zEnterprise innovations and capabilities as the zEC12, the zBC12 lets you scale to the right size without compromise.


Organizations around the world are recognizing the increasing role that technology plays in driving change as they shift investments from infrastructure maintenance towards new projects, such as cloud, data analytics and mobile applications. To remain competitive, they must constantly adapt and respond with increased speed to deliver new services through multiple channels to customers, partners and employees. To capitalize on this opportunity, organizations must be able to tap into their valuable data and energize applications without going over budget while keeping everything protected and secure to reduce organizational and reputation risk. This requires an optimized infrastructure that is integrated, agile, trusted and secure.

The newest member of the IBM® zEnterprise® System family is the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12). Designed as an entry point for enterprise computing it embodies the same innovation and value, flexible growth options, industry-leading virtualization, trusted resiliency, secure cloud, enterprise mobility and operational analytics capabilities as the massively scalable IBM zEnterprise EC12. The zBC12 delivers a lower and more granular cost structure with significant improvements in packaging, performance and total system scalability over prior generations.

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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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zBC12 analyst papers

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Clabby Analytics: A Directive from the Board of Directors to CxOs Regarding Information Systems Efficiency (PDF, 304KB)

This paper by IT analyst Joe Clabby addresses common myths and misperceptions about System z.