IBM zEnterprise Servers

The Z-Enterprise family consists of 2 generations of IBM server product, the Z196/Z114 generation, and the newer Enterprise-Class/Business-Class 12, shortened to EC12, BC12 generation.

The zEnterprise continues the mainframe tradition of providing the most trusted and resilient platform for large businesses.  With the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, organizations can leverage dynamic and intelligent resource management to simplify operations.

  • The zEnterprise EC12 – IBM’s flagship Enterprise offering. Nothing is bigger, nothing is more powerful.
  • The zEnterprise BC12 is the business class, little brother to the enterprise class EC12, offering less compute power, and is also easier on the budget.
  • The zEnterprise 196 is the world’s fastest and most scalable enterprise platform, designed to reduce the cost, complexity and inefficiency of today’s multiarchitecture data centers.
  • The zEnterprise 114 is IBM’s premier midrange “systems of systems” platform for integrated, centrally managed workload deployment.



SPECTRA is a leading provider of IBM zSeries server maintenance. We support IBM zSeries servers from the Z114/196 generation as well as the BC/EC12 generation.

In addition to our highly experience tier 3 engineers, we carry a full inventory of zSeries servers, so parts for your server are always available at a moments’ notice.



SPECTRA buys and sells used / refurbished IBM zSeries Servers.

We guarantee our systems for a minimum of 90 days, with 24 hour support available on most models.

All Spectra IBM zSeries servers and storage are put through a rigorous refurbishment / reconditioning and testing process and guaranteed:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered by IBM
  • Configured to exact User specifications
  • Fully refurbished / reconditioned to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • Lab tested, 72 Hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group (I/F Cables, Power Cords, Manuals etc)
  • Eligible for IBM Maintenance Agreement
  • Provided with 90 Day warranty

If you can’t find the IBM equipment you need, please call us at (714) 970-7000 to determine current availability.

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