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New IBM Mainframes Deliver More Capacity with Much Smaller Footprint

April 10, 2018

IBM mainframes have existed since the early 1950s, but are getting new life today thanks to enterprise demand for both blockchain and mobile technologies. To meet this demand, IBM announced on Tuesday two new IBM mainframe systems that promise to deliver more capacity and memory than their predecessors.

The new IBM mainframes – the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II – are a standard size, so they can be deployed in any data center. Featuring a 19-inch, single-frame design, the new z14 and LinuxONE systems take up 40 percent less space than their predecessors, IBM says.

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