IBM z15: The cloud you want — with the privacy and security you need

High customer expectations for service and privacy require radically higher levels of resiliency and privacy. And that requires IBM® z15™:

  • Encryption everywhere protects you and your ecosystem.
  • Cloud native deployment simplifies life for your developers.
  • Instant recovery reduces the impact of downtime.

Own your data or someone else will

In addition to protection, your customers now expect privacy and control for their data. This requires a platform that has encryption everywhere.

With IBM Data Privacy Passports, an industry-first capability exclusively for the new IBM z15™, you can maintain customer trust by keeping data private and secure wherever it goes across your cloud native development environment.

Keep your data safe wherever it goes with a platform that has encryption everywhere

When your data travels, Z data security goes with it. Thanks to IBM Data Privacy Passports, available in beta on IBM® z15™, you can rest easy knowing that protection and privacy by policy is extended across hybrid clouds. An intelligent encryption layer protects your data and enforces policies beyond the boundaries of your data center, offering granular control to the field level with no application changes necessary.

Is someone trying to break in? They won’t like what they find.

Get ahead of risk and compliance needs. Put the powerful IBM z15 pervasive encryption capability to work to attain a level of security far beyond what the majority of compliance audits require. By ensuring that all of your data is encrypted at rest or in flight, you remove vulnerabilities that may be overlooked by audits and deliver a deeper level of protection.


Reduce downtime impact with instant recovery

You seek to deliver the highest levels of service to customers. But planned and unplanned downtime can make this a challenge.

With instant recovery on IBM z15, you get ultimate uptime by accelerating shutdown, restart/recover, and catchup processes.

Get back on your feet, faster than ever

IBM Z® Instant Recovery gets your system back to work faster when downtime happens and can help make up for lost time. Get back to normal production service levels in half the time1.

Meet customer SLAs with ultimate uptime

Keep customers happy and critical business needs met with IBM z15 and its industry-best levels of business uptime. The z15 is designed for 99.99999% availability2 and can achieve zero downtime through the use of additional resiliency features.

[1] IBM System Recovery Boost on z15, enables a z/OS partition to return to your pre-shutdown SLAs in up to 50% less time than on z14.

[2] Internal data based on measurements and projections was used in calculating the expected value. The z15 servers must be configured in a parallel sysplex using z/OS 2.3 or above; GDPS management of data and middleware recovery across Metro distance systems and storage, including GDPS Metro Multi-site Workload and GDPS Continuous Availability; and DS888X with IBM HyperSwap. Necessary resiliency technology must be enabled, such as System Managed CF Structure Duplexing, Sysplex failure management and Capacity Provisioning Manager. Other configurations may provide different availability characteristics.

Cloud native development

Simplify life for your developers with cloud native development

Speed in application development and delivery is the new digital business imperative. This requires agile cloud native development on a platform that is both open and secure. That platform is IBM Z — now accessible by open-source developers with no special skills required.

Remove roadblocks. Open the road.

Your developers need to focus on innovation — not roadblocks and overhead. Cloud native development on IBM Z frees your developers to build and deploy with agility, speed, and security. Cut your development life cycle for new features by up to 52 percent3 while scaling for growth with 2.4 million containers on a single system.4

Get the best of both worlds

Integrate the open-source tools your developers love with IBM Z capabilities that optimize data security and resiliency. Public cloud options such as Red Hat® OpenShift® for IBM Z and LinuxONE as well as IBM Hyper Protect Virtual Servers integrate seamlessly with IBM Z for the ultimate in data protection and availability.

[3] Rutten, Peter and Matthew Marden. IDC The Business Value of the Transformative Mainframe. URL: Published 11 September 2019.

[4] Disclaimer: Performance result is extrapolated from IBM internal tests running in a z15 LPAR with 1 dedicated IFL and 16 GB memory 980 NGINX Docker containers. Results may vary. Operating system was SLES12 SP4 (SMT mode). Docker 18.09.6 and NGINX 1.15.9 was used.

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