IBM mainframes deliver trust in every transaction and interaction

How much more content, cloud subscriptions, apps and digital transactions will there be in 3 years? Predictions keep rising. As content, usage and apps grow, so do expectations for trusted reliability, speed, and security.

Trust is the new currency – and trusted companies outperform others by nearly 3x. To be trusted, you need to protect all data, have total visibility into transactions, develop with agility and deliver smarter experiences with cognitive insights. IBM mainframe technology builds and maintains trust with unmatched reliability, security and speed.

Why choose IBM Z?


IBM mainframes can process billions of transactions on a single server with speeds 2.8x faster than competitors


IBM mainframes securely handle 87% of all credit card transactions ($7.7 trillion per year)


IBM mainframes efficiently run 68% of the world’s production workloads – at 6% of the total IT cost

The IBM mainframe is #1 for security

In the digital economy, you are either secure and encrypted, or you and your customers are exposed. Data breaches damage your reputation with your customers and now cost an average of $4M. IBM mainframes offer the world’s best security and encryption commercially available. On an IBM mainframe, security is integrated to protect your data – and your business.

IBM Z mainframes are:

  • Far more effective at preventing incursions
  • Significantly less costly to secure than competitors
  • Much less effort to secure

Your cloud is only as strong as the system it runs on

Make it mainframe strong. IBM Z fits perfectly into your public, private or hybrid cloud solution with industry-leading availability, security and performance. And yes, on the IBM mainframe you can leverage open source platforms for seamless integration from APIs to DevOps, from the cloud to the data center.

What are the incomparable benefits for cloud integration on IBM Z?

  • 3X ROI, 47% lower costs, more capacity, faster I/O and more memory than traditional servers
  • 50% better performance at less cost than any other competitor when you run Java apps on IBM Z
  • #1 in security to protect systems of record and core data while connecting with systems of engagement

Bring intelligence into every function of your business

Today, 80% of the worlds data is unsearchable, living in the enterprise behind the firewall on private infrastructures. Analytics and machine learning on IBM mainframes gives you real-time insights and the cognitive ability to anticipate needs. With IBM Z, you can extract hidden value from enterprise data – securely, in place and in real time. This means you can predict behavior and customize interactions using the cognitive capabilities of the mainframe itself.

  • Exploit open source machine learning tools natively to data sets that reside on the mainframe
  • Instead of months, it only takes days to train models which adapt and tune themselves
  • Gain instant insights – without adding up to $10M in ETL expenses, latency or security risk.

Transparency meets security with blockchain on mainframe

Distributed ledgers have emerged as a prerequisite for organizations that facilitate secure digital transactions. Take advantage of the cryptography, security and reliability of IBM Z for hosting your blockchain — while seamlessly integrating with the transactional data and systems already on the mainframe.

Gain the security, scale, availability and performance blockchain requires:

  • Accelerate the interaction between your blockchain and your existing business data in CICS, IMS, TPF, DB2, VSAM or other IBM Z processes
  • Use cryptographic accelerators not found on x86 platforms
  • Support up to 8,000 virtual machines with 10TB of memory and 141 dedicated processors

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