Upgrade to BIG Iron for better Cloud, AI and security support on IBM

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The Big Iron OS of IBM was upgraded a short while ago to address all issues related to provisioning and use of Linux applications and utilities. The move should attract new enterprise customers who were looking for an all-inclusive mainframe cloud platform that offers utmost security and AI application development and support.

IBM’s latest z/OS V2.5 operating system was also induced with added capabilities that support extreme transnational and batch workloads running on containers, AI and security.

As enterprises are busy in developing existing applications as per their needs, under digital transformation strategy, they need supporting cloud platforms from time to time.

Earlier it was complex and time-consuming to conduct operations such as Cloud provisioning and management of new applications to IBM Z LPAR. And so most customers delayed such activities that negatively affected DevOps agility and processes.

IBM’s Big Iron’s latest update offers customers the ability to cloud provisioning and management of new applications to the new z/OS with ease. Also, the tech giant expects that its latest upgrade of Big Iron will help in supporting Open Source Open Container Initiative runtime and Kubernetes container orchestration for applications and workloads running on IBM cloud.

Coming to the upgrade of security, IBM said that its z/OS V2.5 feature authorization, authentication, system integrity, encryption and a range of other improvements that could help customers encrypt data-sets with no changes to the application.

Next, to speed up the adoption of AI tech on IBM Z, the IT giant has integrated Machine Learning Frameworks such as TensorFlow onto the IBM Z and LinuxOne Container Image Repository.

Note- IBM z/OS V2.5 is likely to be available from October 1st,2021.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security