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zEnterprise 196, IBM's new mainframe, Proves to be "Game Changing" for the Data Center


July 28th, 2010

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Green Data Center Modernization Market Shares Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016" by WinterGreen Research, Inc..

"zEnterprise 196 is encroaching on every aspect of the data center computing environment. The zEnterprise brings major innovation to the data center. It is faster, more efficient, able to manage implementation of mixed workloads, fully able to manage analytics, and driving new Web based Linux workload."

WinterGreen Researchs newest study features Green Data Center Market Strategy, Market Forecasts, and Market Shares. According to the report, "Worldwide data center markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the zEnterprise systems from IBM, new storage virtualization from EMC, and Integrity servers from Hewlett Packard converge to make cloud computing a reality." Mainframe computing is generally the platform of choice for cloud computing because it provides better security, manageability, and reliability. Data center markets were valued at approximately $31 billion in 2009 and are projected to reach nearly $70 billion by 2016.

IBMs new zEnterprise 196 sets a standard for the data center

The new mainframe from IBM is not only faster and more energy efficient, but it is also more operationally adept with software integration systems compared to other mainframes and server clusters. According to Susan Eustis, Senior Analyst at WinterGreen Research, "...With a System z 196 unit, processing is up to 60% faster than with the previous System z 10. There is significant cost reduction." The new data center from IBM provides a clear example of how "new product cycles lend renewed vigor to an existing product set."

Lead author of this study and Senior Analyst with WinterGreen Research, Susan Eustis, says: "the purchase of new zEnterprise 196 servers brings a quantum improvement in data center capability. Data Center Innovation relates to hybrid systems that deal with the complexity inherent in heterogeneous systems."


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