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and mobile computing where new
levels of customer service must be
delivered, she adds.
The zBC12 will offer many
of the same innovations as the
IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12),
announced in August 2012. The
IBM System z Advanced Workload
Analysis Reporter (IBM zAware)
and Flash Express are two such
capabilities. IBM zAware uses
near real-time diagnostics to
help identify potential system
problems before they can impact
the business. Flash Express
improves morning response time
and throughput compared to disk
and can help provide faster, lessdisruptive diagnostics.
Two innovative new features
with the zBC12 are enhanced for
the zEC12 as well. First, a new
data compression acceleration
hardware feature, zEDC Express,
complements existing hardware
co-processor compression. zEDC
Express offers an industry standard
in compression for cross-platform
data distribution. It also delivers
disk savings by allowing better
utilization of storage capacity.
Second, a new high-speed
communications protocol, Shared
Memory Communications-Remote
Direct Memory Access (SMC-R),
allows exploitation of an emerging
networking technology. SMC-R
helps reduce latency and CPU
resource consumption over
traditional TCP/IP communications.
Best of all, any TCP sockets-based
workload can seamlessly use
SMC-R without requiring changes.

Linux-Ready
Cloud relies on Linux and zBC12
accommodates it with ease.
Customers running Linux “benefit
directly from the improved IT
optimization capabilities provided
with the new zBC12 and the
new z/VM 6.3 virtualization

allows organizations of all sizes to
right-size without compromise, so
they pay for exactly what they need
with the flexibility to grow within a
single footprint, on demand.”
—Susan Miley, worldwide System z
product offering manager for IBM

technologies,” says Gerald Hosch,
IBM offering manager for Linux on
System z. With zBC12, the Linux
environment expects a 36 percent
performance boost of each IFL
processor. Additional IFLs mean up
to 62 percent more total capacity
for Linux workloads. The z/VM 6.3
release optimizes its utilization of
the processor caches, allowing four
times more memory support and
yielding improved IT optimization.
“The outstanding strength to
run many workloads in parallel,
managed in a cloud, can result
in impressive cost savings for
software licenses, operational
management, disaster-recovery
efforts, and energy and space
requirements,” Hosch adds.
The expanded memory capacity
is a real plus. “There’s high
market demand to deploy Linux
workloads that are memoryhungry,” Hosch says. “We take
care to provide the improved
capabilities in a very balanced

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Based on U.S. Enterprise Linux Server pricing, which may vary by country. Model configuration included 13 IFL cores running a
mixed workload averaging 40 virtual machines per core with varying degrees of activity. The cost includes zEnterprise hardware and
z/VM virtualization software, but not Linux OS or middleware software.

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Linux design so more workloads
can fit on the platform.”
The zBC12 can be deployed
as a dedicated Enterprise Linux
Server (ELS), a popular solution
for many new System z customers.
This packaged solution includes
dedicated Linux cores, z/VM
virtualization software, server
and software maintenance and
support—all at attractive price
points. ELS lets organizations
deploy virtual servers for as little
as $1 per day each1.
Also announced were a new
Enterprise Linux Server for
Analytics solution and a Cloud
Ready for Linux on System z
solution, based on the ELS. Both
extend the System z solution
portfolio and simplify the
deployment of analytics or cloud
within an enterprise.

Secure Platform
The zBC12 has the security
characteristics that differentiate the
mainframe from other computing
platforms. “Security and protection
of key business assets continue
to be of paramount importance
for any business. As mobile and
cloud computing become more
prevalent in the marketplace, they
open different portals for data
leakage and the disclosure of highly


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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
Techbits: A microscopic short film
Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Techbits: A microscopic short film
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
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