IBM launches Z15 Mainframe to bolster hybrid cloud security

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IBM has launched Z15 mainframe computer which is specifically designed to leverage the benefits of Big Iron and to add cloud security features into Hybrid environments dealing with massive workloads.

Data Privacy and Security Controls are key to IBM’s z15 mainframe systems which on a hardware note are designed to offer 14% more performance per core, 25% more system capacity,25% more memory, and 20% more IOPS- much better to the performance of the previous reprise, the IBM z14 system.

When power consumption is taken into account, z15 systems consume 40 percent less power when compared to x86 servers’ thus delivering over 50% savings to customers.

Note- IBM has announced that its z15 mainframe computers can host over 2.4 million Docker containers on a single node.

On the security front, Z15 can encrypt files and offer access restrictions to key users. It can run over 1 Trillion encrypted web transactions per day, unlike Z14 which only offered 12 billion per day on a max note.

IBM is also elated on announcing details about its new Data Privacy Passport feature tucked into Z15 IBM mainframes. Technically, the feature allows customers to protect and provision data meant for access, store, and share.

Specifically speaking, IBM’s Data Privacy Passport Technology envelopes data in a protective package called as Trusted Data Objects which can be highly customized policy and security-wise.

As data doesn’t sit on one location in hybrid cloud environments, IBM’s Passport technology helps protect data while at rest and transit.

IBM has notified to the world that its platform will be available to direct market and to channel partners in South Africa. The system was developed over 4 years and has over 3000 patents issued in collaboration with over 100 companies.