The recently announced IBM z13, positioned to meet the evolving demands of the modern workload, and at the same time, continue to improve the more traditional and well established applications. It scales from a small singular deployment instance to serving global organizations.
The IBM z13 is a combination of enhanced technologies brought together in a single footprint. The design takes full advantage of the established foundations of z Systems and builds upon them. New functionality has been added to help with processing data in a more efficient manner than ever before.
In this blog series we are touching on how technologies have changed our lives, and how, in turn, our new expectations are forcing changes onto those technologies. It's a full circle of symbiotic engagement. How things have changed since 2007 – and are still changing; rapidly redefining the way we live, our expectations, and our understandings. The IBM z13 is a product of understanding; it will meet the new demands and help us move forwards with confidence both as consumer and as an organization.
The key pillars on which our new era stand are:
- Concurrent multiple operating systems in one machine
- Ensuring availability and scalability
- Processing large amounts of data with speed
- Embracing open systems standards
- Expanding the scope of analytical intelligence
- Making use of Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT), large memory, Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD)
- Providing end-to-end security
The inclusion of mobile devices is accommodated by Systems of Engagement (SOE) and how they integrate with Systems of Record (SOR) to provide a single solution. The mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) offers the ideal environment to develop and maintain mobile device apps and communicates with the various components in the SOR for request fulfillment.
The organization's traditional workloads can integrate with mobile devices via the SOE. The advantage of the SOR and SOE approach is that the longer established routes to the SOR are also still viable and require little if any change. In terms of TCO and TCA this is a very attractive path and less disruption helps to ease the curve of the risk assessment when moving towards the mobile device apps.
A sample of the inclusion of analytics to appreciate how this might integrate into the whole scenario could be as follows:
In the case above a suspicious transaction is identified.
The advantage of a centrally managed data repository is that it can be referenced by various processes and tools to provide focused advantage through streamlined insight. Content relevance is essential to attract consumer interest and subsequent interaction. Personalization is key in the modern world; it lies at the core of the digital era. Our urge to connect as humans is strong; we are in the social digital era of connections.
The IBM z13 is perfectly positioned to take you and organizations further into this age of connections.
For further reading click on the link to be taken to the IBM Redbooks site to download these two brief but insightful publications.