Enterprise Tech Journal October/November 2012
October/November 2012

Approximately every two years, IBM introduces a new generation of its mainframe architecture—the System z—and August 2012 marked two years since IBM introduced its mainframe z196 and zEnterprise hybrid architectures. The new mainframe has been dubbed the zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), and it’s clearly focused on running workloads faster than ever before while extending IBM mainframe strength in reliability, availability, and security.  

From a strategic perspective, it’s clear the zEC12 is being positioned as a highly scalable, enterprise-strength, variable workload processing machine. The mainframe’s strength in the…

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