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"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,
Colony Brands

"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


Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z System, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.

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IBM z Systems combine leading-edge innovation and unparalleled capabilities to power cloud, business analytics, mobile applications, and the most important workloads.

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Events and webcasts

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    System z Technical University at Enterprise Systems 2013

    Attend IBM Enterprise Systems 2013 event in Orlando, FL. October 21-25.

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    Smarter Computing: What's Next for IT Video Debate
    Sep 17 | 1PM EDT

    Is hardware vital to enterprise security? We have experts on both sides.

    Join us on Twitter: #SCdebate

  • 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

  • 2013 IBM zEnterprise Technology Summit

    Gain insight that you can take action on with the latest innovations in mainframe technology.

  • The New zEnterprise – A Cost-Busting Platform

    Learn about the new advanced features of the zEC12 and why zEnterprise is an ideal platform for business-critical information.

  • SHARE in Boston

    Reserve your spot early for SHARE in Boston, August 11-16, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center.

  • The next generation zEnterprise (replay)

    Hear IBM leaders and experts discuss the next generation of zEnterprise

  • IBM Systems events

    Attend an upcoming IBM Systems or Smarter Computing event near you!

  • System z software events

    Attend an upcoming System z software event, telecon or webcast

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Willie Favero

Sr Certified IT Specialist, DB2 for z/OS

Getting the Most out of DB2 for z/OS and System z

Willie Favero is currently a Senior Certified Consulting IT Software Specialist working with the Data Warehouse for System z Swat Team at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab. *

Getting the Most out of DB2 for z/OS and System z

This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to deploying workloads on DB2 for z/OS

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Martin Packer

Mainframe Performance Principal - Worldwide Banking Center Of Excellence

Martin Packer

Martin is a well-known Performance guy, with over 25 years of experience helping customers manage their systems. He has also been involved in the development of performance analysis tools which are widely used inside IBM - for its Performance Consulting practice. Martin also takes a keen interest in modern computing technologies in general, and how they can be used in the z/OS mainframe environment in particular. *

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Jeffrey Frey

IBM Fellow, System z Architecture and Design

Jeffrey Frey

Jeff has been with IBM for 27 years and is currently a lead architect for the zEnterprise system and the Unified Resource Manager platform management function. *

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