New IBM zEnterprise mainframe server launched in Asia and Africa


IBM announced a new version of the IBM zEnterprise System
that’s the most scalable mainframe to extend the mainframe’s innovation and
unique qualities to more organizations, especially companies and governments in
emerging markets in Asia, Africa and elsewhere. 


The new IBM zEnterprise 114 mainframe server follows the
introduction of the zEnterprise System for the world’s largest banks, insurance
companies and governments in July 2010.  The new server, which allows
mid-sized organizations to enjoy the benefits of a mainframe as the foundation for
their data centers, costs 25 percent less and offers up to 25 percent percent
more performance than its predecessor, the System z10 BC. 


Clients can consolidate workloads from 40 Oracle server
cores on to a new z114 with just three processors running Linux. Compared
to the Oracle servers the new z114 costs 80
percent less with similar dramatic savings on floor space and energy. 


IBM’s lowest ever price for a mainframe server — the
zEnterprise 114  is an especially attractive option for emerging markets
experiencing rapid growth in new services for banking, retail, mobile devices,
government services and other areas. 


These organizations are faced with ever-increasing
torrents of data and want smarter computing systems that help them operate
efficiently, better understand customer behavior and needs, optimize decisions
in real time and reduce risk.  


IBM also introduced new features that
allow the zEnterprise System to integrate and manage workloads on additional
platforms.  New today is support for select System x blades within the
zEnterprise System.   These System x blades can run Linux x86
applications unchanged, and in the future will be able to run Windows


With these capabilities, the zEnterprise System including
the new z114 can help simplify data centers with its ability to manage
workloads across mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers as a single
system.  Using the zEnterprise Blade Center Extension (zBX), customers can
also extend mainframe qualities, such as governance and manageability, to
workloads running across multiple platforms. 


System z servers is making considerable inroads in India
with clients including ELCOT, RBI, Global SMSC, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Allianz, NSDL,
deriving the power of IBM Mainframes in the country.


By Team
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