If you missed the announcements last week, on July 23rd IBM announced a new zEnterprise server, the BC12. Here's a link to the announcement:
Some items to note from the announcement:
"The new zBC12 provides clients with superior levels of performance,
flexibility and scale. Compared to its predecessor the z114, it boasts a faster
processor at 4.2 GHz and two times the available memory; and, it allows clients
to grow into their system with a pay-as-you-grow approach."
New innovations for the latest zBC12 and zEC12
"New hardware functions provide CPU and storage savings by compressing data on
the server. For example, there is a new high speed, low latency I/O connection
for enabling up to an 80 percent reduction in network latency. Also, with z/OS 2.1, IBM delivers not
only performance and scale but simplified management with z/OSMF. There is also
a new 2:1 ratio for zIIP and zAAP special purpose engines for improved workload
economics. And with z/VM 6.3, clients can now consolidate up to 520 virtual
servers in a single footprint with the increase in real memory and the new
Oh, and also,
"For cloud, IBM enhanced the IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS family to
detect performance problems in the cloud and minimize impact to the business and
increase analytics visibility. "
Some interesting stuff, eh?