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IBM expands zEnterprise portfolio with new server

IBM has unveiled the new zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) mainframe servers designed for the analytics, cloud, and mobile computing organisations.

The new servers are powered by the 4.2GHz processor that will offer faster processing compared to its predecessor the z114 and also two times the available memory.

According to the company, the sever allows the user to perform analytics when integrated with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator, claimed to offer nine times faster response times, 10 times better price performance, and 14% lower total cost of acquisition.

The zBC12 is also capable of integrating about 40 virtual servers per core or 520 in a single footprint for cloud computing, while offering about 55% savings over x86 distributed environments.

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IBM System z general manager, Patrick Toole, said that analytics, cloud and mobile computing are changing the way businesses in all industries engage with their customers.

"IBM’s zEnterprise technologies address these challenges by providing clients with a powerful and highly secure platform to manage new and emerging workloads, helping speed time to market, reduce costs and stimulate business growth by making stronger connections with customers," Toole added.

In addition, IBM is adding new industry applications, improved software and operating systems across its zEnterprise portfolio to help clients better serve their customers.

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