Primerica, a distributor of insurance products in North America, has selected the new IBM's zEnterprise 196 server to run its core business applications for Smarter Infrastructure.

According to the IBM, the new zEnterprise will helps agents of Primerica in opening insurance and other types of financial accounts from days to minutes by enabling smart phones to upload client records directly to the mainframe server.

The new IBM’s zEnterprise 196 manages data on agents, commission statements, clients, life insurance policies and financial accounts.

In addition, Primerica uses System x servers to streamline new video-based educational content to agents.

IBM Power and z Systems general manager Tom Rosamilia said clients like Primerica are taking advantage of this bold move the zEnterprise offers to fundamentally change how data centers are managed.