Northern Territory picks IBM mainframe

Northern Territory picks IBM mainframe

IBM z114 architecture selected for scalability and accessibility capabilities

As part of its bi-annual IT refresh program, the Northern Territory Government has deployed the IBM zEnterprise 114 mainframe server to host a range of governmental business applications.

The State Government was attracted by z114’s ability to be accessed by many people at once, alongside its flexibility and scalability. These capabilities allow for managing and delivering services across multiple government departments, while allowing the government to cater for growth requirements.

“Due to the multi-access, shared nature of the government’s systems, the IBM z114 upgrade will ensure our mission critical government applications and systems run as efficiently as possible,” Northern Territory Government datacentre services director, Bob Creek, said.

According to IBM, z114 is designed for organisations experiencing rapid growth in new services as they compete with torrents of data and require smarter systems that help with operation efficiency.

“The IBM z114 offers hybrid architecture for the Northern Territory government that allows for increased flexibility, scalability and performance at an attractive price,” IBM Australia and New Zealand system z business unit executive, Rolf Stockburger, said.

The State Government’s z114 will be located in its Darwin datacentre.

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