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new IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter*
Extension (zBX) Model 003, which
attaches to the zBC12 via a secure
high-performance private network.
zBX Model 002 customers can
upgrade to Model 003 at no
additional charge.
“Using the zBX Model 003
with zManager [System z Unified
Resource Manager] allows for
integration of AIX*, Linux and
New zBC12 features,
Microsoft* Windows* workloads,
including a 4.2 GHz
along with the mainframe,
processor, push its
embracing the simplicity of
capabilities beyond
a single centrally managed
its predecessor,
system,” Miley says. Accordingly,
the z114. By
applications running in two- or
comparison, the
three-tier environments, with data
zBC12 offers:
maintained by System z, may be
excellent candidates for migration
A
to the zBC12 and the zBX.
performance
“As a small company grows,
boost
its infrastructure doesn’t have
to suffer,” she adds. “With
the flexibility, scalability and
the available
centralized management provided
memory
by zEnterprise, you don’t have
and up to 156
to turn over your system to an
capacity settings, a
external cloud provider.”

%

%

increase

Listening to Customers
The zBC12 incorporates many
features discussed during feedback
sessions with IBM Business
Partners and clients. “We took back
the granularity and flexibility as a
top requirement for this customer
set,” Miley notes. “This resulted in
20 percent more capacity settings
than the previous generation.”
Additionally, System z qualities of
service were extended to the zBC12
so any size enterprise can leverage
mainframe efficiency, security,
reliability and availability.
IBM clients are paying it forward
as they benefit from secure
transaction processing and extend
that benefit to their own customers.
Mobile device users expect to
receive an immediate response
and assume the transaction
system is highly secure. If not,
“it will negatively impact the
organization’s reputation,” Miley
says. IBM enables its clients to
differentiate their own businesses
and customer service in terms of
security and the services offered.
“By using zBC12 as a foundation,
our clients can leverage it for
their customers and employees to
innovate, differentiate and deliver
new value for less in a highly
secured manner,” she says.
IBM has a rigorous early support
program, letting customers exploit
new innovations and gain competitive advantage. “The System z
platform has one of the strongest
customer validation programs in
IBM, incorporating constant customer feedback at each step of the
process, and in some cases, we will
develop a capability for a specific
industry need,” Miley says.

The zBC12 is an attractive
option for midsized organizations,
while larger enterprises might look
to deploy zBC12 for bank branches
and distribution centers where
the value, resiliency and security
of System z is needed. It’s also a
natural choice for development/
testing, a stand-alone coupling
facility, a disaster recovery
machine, or a stand-alone ELS.

Extended Benefits
Customers reap the benefits of
the research, development and
innovation IBM invests in System z
year after year. Because IBM keeps
building on the rock-solid System z
foundation, customers of all sizes
can gain tremendous value at an
affordable price with the zBC12,
Miley says.
Built on robust performance,
reliability, flexibility, efficiency,
scale and security, the System z
foundation enables stable growth
amid unprecedented change. It
enables organizations to stand out
from the crowd by employing all of
the capabilities that a zEnterprise
System gives their business.
Shirley S. Savage is a Maine-based
freelance writer.

To learn more about the IBM zEnterprise BC12,
visit www.ibm.com/systems/zbc12
The Solitaire Interglobal report, “Tracked, Hacked, and
Attacked,” can be found on the IBM Security Web page:
www.ibm.com/systems/z/solutions/securitymatters.html
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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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 7
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 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 21
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 23
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 27
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 35
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 41
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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