IBM zEnterprise BC12

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Lower your IT costs through consolidation and workload deployment.

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.


Organisations 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, organisations must be able to tap into their valuable data and energize applications without going over budget while keeping everything protected and secure to reduce organisational and reputation risk. This requires an optimised 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 virtualisation, 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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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.


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

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems supports multiple operation systems:

Through its hybrid computing capability, IBM z Systems with IBM z BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) also supports IBM® AIX® on Power, Microsoft Windows® and Linux® on System x®


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