July 23, 2013

IBM Unveils New “Mainframe for the Rest of Us”

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Ready to run your Linux cloud, the zBC12 can run virtual Linux servers for about a dollar a day.
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Today, IBM unveiled the latest edition to its family of enterprise “big iron” aimed at broadening the appeal of mainframes. And while IBM’s existing mainframe customers may have reason to be interested in the zEnterprise BC12 as an upgrade, IBM is offering a version aimed squarely at new customers: one that runs Linux only. IBM claims the zBC12 is capable of running 520 virtual Linux servers simultaneously at a cost as low as a dollar a day per Linux server instance.

 

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Read more at Ars Technica