Infrastructure

Fitting mainframes for cloud deployments into a single frame

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single frame mainframesThe new, 19-inch, single-frame mainframes built on IBM Z14 technology can process more than 850 million fully encrypted transactions per day on a single system. It doesn’t have special cooling, energy or space requirements, but it does have “Secure Service Container technology for secure data serving at massive scale,” VentureBeat reports.

These “skinny mainframes” are designed for easy placement in both public cloud data centers and private cloud deployments. It’s the result of IBM working closely with more than 80 clients to create a mainframe that meets their needs.

“Not only does this increase security and capability in on-premises and hybrid cloud environments for clients, we also will deploy the new systems in our IBM public cloud data centers as we focus on enhancing security and performance for increasingly intensive data loads,” said Ross Mauri, general manager of IBM Z.

Uses for the mainframe include processing credit card and ATM transactions, managing airline passenger flight data, cybersecurity, handling insurance information, and more.

To learn more about the new “skinny mainframes,” the  IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, read VentureBeat‘s full article.

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