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IBM's Recent Mainframe Announcements Increase Options for I&O Leaders

Published: 14 May 2018

ID: G00357312

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba


The introduction of the IBM z14 ZR1 and LinuxONE Rockhopper II fills out the product line of the latest generation of IBM mainframes. Infrastructure and operations leaders tasked with managing, protecting and, increasingly, using data for competitive advantage will find this new release interesting.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • In Addition to the Traditional Capacity and Procurement Cost Factors, Infrastructure and Operations Leaders Faced With IBM Mainframe Procurement and Upgrade Decisions Increasingly Need to Focus on the Business Requirements
    • Key Technology Changes for the Mainframe Customer
    • Implications
  • Mismanaged Mainframe Spending Results When Pricing and Terms and Conditions Are Insufficiently Addressed
    • Key Pricing Takeaways
    • Implications
    • The z13 Generation Withdrawn From Marketing
    • Implications

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