For years, IBM z/VM® virtualization technology has provided high levels of extreme scalability and security, providing a robust foundation for infrastructure as a service on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE servers.
While cloud computing has become the standard use model for IT services, an IT infrastructure is always the foundation for every IT service. Realizing the benefits of cloud computing requires an infrastructure that is not only secure and reliable, but can also easily adopt new functionality for improved infrastructure capabilities.
The recently announced IBM z/VM version 7.1 will enable continuous adoption of new virtualization capabilities.
Agility through continuous delivery
It’s one of the hallmarks of computer science to shorten time in the deployment and operations process, and continuous delivery is one practice enabling the deployment of new capabilities for production at any time.
Faster benefits with z/VM V7.1
With the z/VM Continuous Delivery model, clients get the flexibility of selecting and deploying new capabilities at their pace, along with moving from one release to another release in the new two-year cadence. They can be more productive, less stressed, and more focused on feature delivery rather than dealing with big, unknown potential changes.
In support of continuous operation, z/VM’s function for Live Guest Relocation of active virtual Linux servers to another system without interruption is integrated in z/VM V7.1.
Improved infrastructure capabilities
As IBM’s virtualization product for IBM Z and LinuxONE, z/VM continuous to expand its functional capabilities. z/VM V7.1. enables its virtual server to benefit from the new capabilities of the z14, Emperor II and Rockhopper II servers, allows for sub-capacity pricing, and enables continuous operation for continuous deployment. Additional improvements will help to save time and resources, improve security and improve the flexibility of the memory management. The detailed overview is available at the z/VM Continuous Delivery News page.
As a foundation of IBM’s infrastructure as a service on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE, z/VM V7.1 is evolving in enabling the continuous adoption of new infrastructure capabilities to meet the needs of the IT organizations.
Digital assets, particularly in the form of cryptocurrencies and tokens, have been the subject of a great deal of press coverage over the last 18-24 months. Research from Fidelity Investments suggests that 22 percent of institutional investors are already exposed to digital assets, with 40 percent being open to future investments. These figures demonstrate an ...read more
As business leaders look to leverage the cloud, enterprises in highly regulated industries are typically concerned about protecting confidential and sensitive customer data. We have seen that public reports of unauthorized user access, encryption details, or exposure of data by internal users have been rising at an alarming rate. Given the high average cost of ...read more
In today’s fast-paced world, forward-thinking enterprises constantly seek to innovate while continuing to delight their customers. Cloud–public, private and hybrid–underpins how these enterprises are innovating while also introducing new challenges. The world is not getting any simpler. It’s not moving to fewer clouds. It’s not moving to fewer options. Hybrid multicloud is the new standard. ...read more