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Taking your business to the cloud with IBM Z

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IBM Z cloud IBM just unveiled the world’s most powerful transaction mainframe system with breakthrough pervasive encryption technology. The IBM z14 features the industry’s fastest microprocessor, and offers a scalable system structure that delivers a 35 percent capacity increase for traditional workloads and up to 35 percent capacity increase for Linux workloads compared to the z13.

The new z14 is incredibly fast and efficient. It is the world’s most powerful transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day.

I know that many enterprises rely on IBM Hybrid Cloud software to enable these transactions and business processes. That’s why we ensured that our key software and cloud services will support the advancements that z14 provides.

Delivering exceptional value to a digital business

In today’s multicloud environment, the mainframe plays a pivotal role. Companies that want to benefit from the tremendous encryption and transactional power of z14 need a cloud partner that can harness the application and data clients have invested in IBM Z. IBM Cloud offerings are ready today to help you maximize your investment and gain a competitive edge.

From my years in the IT industry, I know how incredibly important it is to integrate your applications and data. Here are some highlights for how IBM Hybrid Cloud offerings can take your business to the next level with IBM z14.

WebSphere Application Server and IBM Z mainframes run Java workloads 50 percent faster than x86 alternatives. WAS enables scaling up/out, using Docker containers in a single system. WAS for z/OS also benefits from running on z/OS, a hardware and software platform with unsurpassed availability, performance and security.

DevOps for IBM Z transforms enterprise software delivery through planning, development, testing and operations. With application insight, our cognitive DevOps solutions on Z enable clients to provide personalized compelling user experiences. It unlocks the potential of data—both structured and unstructured—so clients can gain powerful insights on DevOps activities.

With API Connect, businesses can leverage APIs created through z/OS Connect, and can expose and manage them across and beyond the organization to speed internal development and reach external developers. In addition, businesses can manage, publish, and promote representational state transfer (REST) APIs created within the mainframe inside and outside the company.

IBM z14 comes with advanced encryption, and IBM MQ works to enhance end-to-end data encryption in flight and at rest as well as ensuring the data connection for blockchain interactions. With IBM Z and MQ, data moving around the business including across multiple platforms become  secure.

Operational Decision Manager on IBM Z can augment or supplement transaction processing, in real-time and at scale. It will also externalize business logic to increase flexibility and quickly respond to rule changes. IBM Z mainframe applications are modernized with ODM, a decision automation platform that both IT and business-line leaders can intuitively use.

Aspera enables Linux on Z applications to transfer large files and data sets at maximum speed over global WANs from z Systems to cloud and other on-premises infrastructure with built-in encryption. Aspera also works with MQ applications running on Linux on Z to send large files securely and quickly without the waiting.

Put IBM Z power to work

The challenges facing today’s business can seem overwhelming. What you need is the right hardware and software partner that can make sense of your digital transformation. We’ve just scratched the surface of the potential available to you and your enterprise.

I encourage you to take advantage of upcoming blogs and webinars where you will be able to learn more about our offerings and how they combine with the new IBM z14 to form an unbeatable, industry-leading solution.

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