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IBM unveils the new zEnterprise System.

Worldwide Computer Products News-23 July 2010-IBM unveils the new zEnterprise System(C)1995-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Information technology company IBM (NYSE: IBM) on Thursday introduced the zEnterprise mainframe server and a new systems design.

The new zEnterprise mainframe server allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system.

IBM said that the new systems design combines its new zEnterprise mainframe server with new technology--the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. These enable the server to manage workloads running across System z, and select POWER7 and System x servers.

This new technology also boosts complex analytics performance by up to 10X.

The zEnterprise is claimed to be the most powerful, scalable mainframe server ever, being up to 60% faster than System z10 for new workloads. It is also the most energy efficient mainframe, with over 100,000 virtualized servers managed as a single system; 60% more capacity than z10 while using the same amount of energy.

The new technology is the result of an investment of over USD1.5bn in IBM research and development as well as over three years of collaboration with some of IBM's top clients around the world.

Now, with the new server, customers can integrate the management of zEnterprise System resources as a single system and extend mainframe qualities, such as governance and manageability, to workloads running on select IBM POWER7 and System x blade servers.

With the ability to manage workloads across systems as one, the zEnterprise System can drive up to 40% lower acquisition costs and reduce cost of ownership by 55%, IBM said.

The new IBM zEnterprise 196 is expected to ship later this quarter. Select IBM POWER7 based blades that connect to the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and managed by the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager will ship in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Pricing details were not disclosed.

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Date:Jul 23, 2010
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