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Clients Across Major Industries, Mature and Emerging Markets Choose IBM Mainframes to Run Their Most Sophisticated Business Transactions
IBM Mainframes Run Top 50 Global Banks; Majority of US Retailers
The adoption of IBM mainframes, which power the top 50 banks worldwide and 22 of the top 25 US retailers, has enabled IBM's System z to nearly double its share this decade, according to IDC's high-end server quarterly tracker. Over the same timeframe, HP and Sun have lost its share.*1 Additionally, installed capacity of new workloads on IBM mainframes grew significantly in the first half of 2008. For example, Linux "specialty engines" for the mainframe grew 26% in the first half of this year; Java specialty engines grew 45%; and database specialty engines grew 133%.*2
Examples of the wide range of clients that have adopted IBM mainframes include: Winn-Dixie Stores (United States), Transzap (United States), Industrial Bank of Korea, Japan Airlines International, Banco De Guayaquil (Ecuador), Itau Bank (Brazil), Postbank AG (Germany), Finanz Informatik (Germany); PSBank (Philippines), RHB Banking Group (Malaysia), and Allied Irish Bank. In emerging markets such as Brazil, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, IBM mainframe revenue grew 21%*3, comparing the first half of 2008 to the first half of 2007.
Broad customer adoption of IBM mainframes has led to:
- Growth of mainframe applications: 600 new or updated applications were introduced this year, bringing the total to more than 5,000 unique applications.
- More than 1,400 Independent Software Vendors are developing applications for IBM System z mainframes.
- More than 130 IBM Business Partners and Systems Integrators are certified to sell IBM System z mainframes.
- The number of universities worldwide that have worked with IBM to teach mainframe and large systems skills have surpassed 500 -- up from 24 in 2004. Over the past four years, more than 50,000 students have participated in mainframe education.
For more information on the facts about IBM's System z mainframe, visit http://www-03.ibm.com/....
*1: According to IDC's high-end +$250K servers quarterly tracker results from 3Q 2000 to 2Q 2008. IDC 2Q08 WW Server Tracker.
*2: IBM internal MIPS inventory numbers comparing 1H07 installed capacity vs. 1H08 revised installed capacity.
*3: IBM internal numbers.
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