Debuts new mobile, storage and Hadoop offerings for the mainframe
IBM has unveiled new offerings for System z that will provide clients with a platform for the rapid development and deployment of mobile applications and the complete integration of these with their core business processes, applications and data.
As part of the announcement, IBM is also unveiling a new flexible pricing model for mobile mainframe clients that will allow them to pay only for the computing capacity they need and use.
With three times the number of mobile phones in the world as computers, it is essential that businesses have an IT infrastructure that can enhance their ability to deliver new mobile and cloud services. Combined with trends showing that by 2015, there will be twenty times more content, fifteen times more applications and four times the number of mobile transactions as there were in 2011, it is clear why many organizations are turning to the mainframe to manage their enterprises.
The growth in the number of mobile transactions is challenging businesses that are seeing a concurrent rise in their costs related to integrating new mobile applications. The IBM System z Solution for Mobile Computing helps these businesses to rapidly integrate and deliver new mobile and cloud services leading to a better experience for their customers.
This news expands this offering by announcing new pricing for mobile workloads on z/OS which can improve the cost of growth for mobile transaction volumes that can cause a spike in software charges. This new pricing will provide up to a 60 percent reduction on the processor capacity reported for Mobile transactions, which can help normalize the rate of transaction growth used for software charges.