Mainframes

The new normal: A secure and agile business

Share this post:

If you’re like most of the IT leaders in this industry, you know that high stakes boardroom conversations are changing as fast as the pace of technology innovation. Today’s executives in a digitally empowered world, want IT to innovate and deliver outstanding user experiences, all built on a strong foundation of equity and trust in customer relationships. But, as you know, this same landscape increases exposure and scrutiny around the protection of valuable and sensitive data.

Today, IBM is announcing new capabilities for the IBM z14 and LinuxONE™ platforms that will help you with digital transformation, responding to your market needs and delivering effective solutions to your stakeholders.

Allow applications and data to inherit a layer of security with Secure Service Containers

We’ve embedded capabilities at the core of IBM Z® and LinuxONE™ that help hyper protect your data, guard against internal and external threats and simplify your data compliance initiatives.

IBM Secure Service Containers help protect the privacy of sensitive company data and customer data from administrators with elevated credentials while, at the same time, allowing development teams to use cutting-edge container-based technologies to deploy new or existing containerized applications. In fact, IBM selected this unique and class-leading data privacy assurance technology for the foundation of its enterprise-ready IBM Blockchain platform–because of the security and regulatory compliance advantages that it provides.

Nearly 150 customers are in various stages of implementation today with pervasive encryption–our accelerated data protection capability. Together, these capabilities support your transformation to a secure digital business.

Empower your developers with new services that are both open and accessible

What drives market response times? Agility and efficiency are critical. With IBM Z and LinuxONE, your organization can meet these needs with a broad set of open-source solutions available in both Linux and z/OS environments.

Bolstering our commitment to a modern platform and further reinforcing the openness and accessibility of IBM Z, we also recently announced our commitment to Zowe, the first open-source framework for z/OS, which will enable development and operations teams to securely manage and develop on z/OS –just as they would on any other cloud platform.

Deploy with cloud-based models to manage costs and increase speed

IBM Z and LinuxONE already support agile development environments and granular, highly scalable solutions. Now, our new IBM Cloud Private platform enables you to move even faster to modernize existing services and build cloud-native applications.

Additionally, for greater affordability, Container Pricing for IBM Z now offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model. The Solution Consumption License Charge metric delivers exceptional cost transparency and predictability when deploying new z/OS applications.

The enhancements to these platforms announced today provide the ability to speed new services to market while maintaining the trust clients place in you and can help you to continue to meet business and customer demands. Now, that’s the new normal.

Like updates like this one? Learn more about the latest IBM Z and LinuxONE.

More Mainframes stories

Announcing our direction for Red Hat OpenShift for IBM Z and LinuxONE

LinuxONE solutions, Mainframes, Multicloud

In early July, IBM and Red Hat officially closed their most significant acquisition of 2019–an important milestone combining the power and flexibility of Red Hat’s open hybrid portfolio and IBM’s technology and deep industry expertise. The feedback from our clients and partners is clear. A recent IBM report found that 80 percent want solutions that ...read more


Get ready, IBM z/OS V2R4 is on the way!

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Servers

The newest version of IBM Z’s premier operating system is jam-packed with innovation to help clients build applications and services based on the highly scalable and secured mainframe infrastructure. It provides performance and availability for on-premises or provisioned-as-a-service workloads as businesses continue their digital transformation. z/OS V2.4 is designed to improve the integration of z/OS ...read more


The unbearable lightness of being: mainframe on the cloud

Cloud computing, Mainframes, Servers

Some time ago, having the words “cloud” and “mainframe” in the same phrase was considered implausible or even impossible. Working with mainframe-related technologies or even directly with any mainframe applications was always associated with green screens, blocky letters and this feeling of old technology. We could say this feeling still exists among a lot of ...read more