Mumbai, Oct 22: IBM on Wednesday, Oct 22 announced the availability of 'System z10 Business Class' (z10 BC), a new mainframe, to help mid-sized companies and customers in emerging markets.
The new mainframe would jumpstart new application development efforts, consolidate IT server sprawl and give qualified organizations a 'pay-as-you-grow' financial platform to build the mainframe as the foundation of their new enterprise data centre. IBM in a relese here said the new mainframe would be available with attractive financing options from IBM Global financing. A client could acquire the systems under 'why wait' a no intrest, no payment programme for 90 days deferral to support.
''Clients are continuing to invest in mainframe technology, as evidenced in IBM's Q308 earnings, as revenues for IBM 'System z' mainframe server products increased 25 per cent compared with the year-ago period, with double-digit growth in all geographies,'' said Shashi B Mal, Director (Systems&Technology Group) of IBM India/South Asia.
''Now with the introduction of our new z10 business class mainframe, clients have an incredibly efficient consolidation platform that is smart, cool and very affordable. There is no comparison when you consider the legendary eligibility and security of System z,'' he added.
Designed as a powerful, entry-level version of the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) mainframe, announced earlier this year, the IBM z10 BC provided mid-sized clients with all the unique attributes of an IBM mainframe. For example, companies in emerging markets (such as South Africa and Singapore) or in hot industries (such as social networking or mobile commerce) can now afford IBM's flagship mainframe technology for under USD 100,000.