With the IBM zEnterprise System, IBM took smarter computing and optimized systems to a new level. For the first time it was possible to deploy an integrated hardware platform that brings mainframe and distributed technologies together, a system that can start to replace individual islands of computing and that can work to reduce complexity, improve security, and bring applications closer to the data they need. zEnterprise represents the next generation of smarter computing – hybrid computing where hundreds of workloads can run across multiple hardware platforms, all as part of a single integrated system.
IBM is introducing the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), the newest member of the zEnteprise family, bringing the unique value of hybrid computing to a much broader set of businesses. The z114 offers a smaller mainframe footprint and lower entry cost than the zEnterprise 196 (z196) and continues to deliver world-class secure data serving and transaction processing capabilities as well as the ability to help collapse and simplify infrastructures and efficiently host private enterprise clouds. The z114 delivers the scalability, flexibility, and performance you need at a lower capacity and attractive entry price point for your business.
Its hybrid capabilities are designed to address the complexity and inefficiency in today’s multiarchitecture data centers. As a true “system of systems,” the z114 extends the strengths and capabilities of the mainframe such as virtualization, security, fault tolerance, efficiency, and dynamic resource allocation to integrate and manage multi-tier applications running across z/OS, Linux on System z, VSE, z/VM, AIX, and Linux on System x operating environments, fundamentally changing the way data centers can be managed.
With a total systems approach designed to deploy innovative technologies, IBM System z introduces the z114, supporting zEnterprise, and offering the highest levels of reliability, availability, scalability, clustering, and virtualization. The z114 just-in-time deployment of capacity allows improved flexibility and administration, and the ability to enable changes as they happen. The expanded scalability on the z114 facilitates growth and large-scale consolidation.
The IBM zEnterprise 114 is designed to provide:
- Server improvements
- One to two drawers (system boards)
- Seven PUs per drawer
- Up to 30 logical partitions
- Up to 248 GB per partition
- Up to 248 GB memory (Model M10)
- 8 GB system minimum
- Increments of 8 or 32 GB
- 8 GB HSA, separately managed
- RAIM standard
- Zero to two I/O drawers with concurrent add/repair capability
- Zero to two PCIe I/O drawers with concurrent add/repair capability
- HCA3-O 12x optical 2 port
- HCA3-O LR 1x optical 4 port
- Up to 48 ISC-3 links
- Up to 16 12x PSIFB ports (Model M10)
- Up to 32 1x PSIFB ports (Model M10)
- zBX support
- BladeCenter H (1-8 chassis) Ethernet attachment
- Support for IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, DataPower IX50z, System p blades, and System x blades