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Mainframes have been written off as dead or outdated. The King is dead. Long live the King. Mainframes have lower operating costs for some kinds of applications with advantages in security and reliability.
IBM's new model, the zEnterprise 114, for both midsize and small enterprises, packs solid performance for a low-cost of USD $75,000.
The IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) - a true "system of systems" bringing the unique value of hybrid computing to a much broader set of businesses. The z114 is part of a workload-optimized multiarchitecture computer system capable of integrating and centrally managing multitier applications running across z/OS®, z/VM®, z/VSE TM, z/TPF, Linux® on System z®, AIX®, and Linux on IBM System x® operating environments.
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% less and offers significantly more performance than its predecessor, the System z10 BC server. It is projected that clients can consolidate workloads from 40 x-86 processors running Oracle software on to a new z114 with just three processors running Linux, and over a three year period, total costs for hardware, software and support on the new z114 as compared to consolidated servers can be up to 80% less with similar dramatic savings on floor space and energy.
At a starting price of under $75,000 -- 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.