Mainframe economics

The bottom-line business reasons that companies worldwide
are migrating workloads to System z

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The IBM mainframe has evolved from data center staple to strategic computing model.

Since the start of 2010, more than 250 companies around the world have migrated workloads to System z, and the reasons are clear:

- Up to 50% savings on applicable IT costs1
- Up to 99.999% availability and uptime2
- Top-rated EAL5 security classification
- Proven mixed-workload management
- Industry leading virtualization and up to 100% utilization


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Linux on System z: Efficient, simple and secure

Linux on System z can change the economics of your IT with its support for massive server consolidation. System z can run up to thousands of Linux virtual machines concurrently, while ensuring isolation and protection of each environment. You have a system that can help eliminate server sprawl, reduce data center complexity and provide the foundation for robust and secure cloud environments – and with the zEnterprise 114 server,  these benefits are not limited to large organizations.


Deliver new workloads at the lowest cost

The latest System z technology delivers a unique hybrid computing model that optimizes workload deployment on best-fit technologies across mainframe, UNIX, and x86 architectures, with a common management infrastructure. You can rapidly deploy services using prepackaged solutions and pre-integrated technologies designed to meet the needs of specific workload types. Get armed with the facts that matter to executives and make sure you’re taking advantage of System z’s extreme efficiency and low total cost of ownership.


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