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What IBM's z13s Announcement Means for Mainframe Customers

Published: 17 March 2016

ID: G00297800

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba


In a 16 February announcement on its most-critical businesses, IBM's focus nearly relegated the z13s' introduction to the background. Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for IBM mainframe installations should explore the advances z13s provides over prior "business class" mainframes.

Table Of Contents


  • Key Technology Changes for the Mainframe Customer
  • Enhancements Specific to Linux on z
  • Key Pricing Takeaways
  • The z12 Generation Withdrawn From Marketing

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