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IBM z16™ is the latest iteration of IBM Z® mainframes with on-chip AI inferencing and industry-first quantum-safe technologies.¹
Bring AI and cyber resiliency to your hybrid cloud to speed insights and protect data now against future threats. IBM z16 features the groundbreaking IBM Telum™ processor at its core. It has industry-first on-chip integrated accelerators to predict and automate with AI at unprecedented speed, scale and extremely low latency.
Choose from a single-frame, multi-frame or rack mount to fit your workload optimization and infrastructure needs.
Discover how deploying AI on the IBM z16 Telum processor brings transformative benefits to mainframe environments.
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Create new value across your business with accelerated AI insights from every customer interaction.
Secure your data and systems to protect against current and future threats.
Speed up the modernization of workloads and integrate them seamlessly across the hybrid cloud.
Run inferencing for high volume workloads at scale and low latency to help detect fraud and more with the IBM Telum processor and integrated accelerator.
Start your quantum-safe journey as you modernize with the crypto discovery capability in IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI).
Simplify and accelerate compliance to help reduce costs and improve staff productivity.
Avoid service disruptions proactively by managing capacity across locations and transferring workloads on demand with IBM Flexible Capacity for Cyber Resiliency.
Accelerate modernization with less risk and cost with the IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center.
Monitor power consumption at the partition level with an enhanced environmental dashboard and API.
Choose from three IBM z16 configurations.
IBM z16 multiframe
IBM z16 single frame
IBM z16 rack mount
Maximum number of engines
Maximum number of drawers
Maximum number of IO drawers
Number of frames
1 to 4
Co-locate with storage/switch
39, 82, 125, 168 and 200
5, 16, 32 and 68
5, 16, 32 and 68
Protect your IBM Z investment with support and services to keep your system running optimally.
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To protect your data in the future, check and learn the actions you should take now .
A generative AI-assisted product built to accelerate mainframe application modernization at lower cost and with less risk than today’s alternatives.
Get real-time visibility into the performance of hybrid applications that include the mainframe, so IT teams can quickly identify and resolve performance incidents before they affect users.
Get real-time information flow at scale, protect production environments from unpredictable inquiry traffic with adaptability and offer flexible interactions with API and event-based architectures.
Include new technologies, in a cost-effectively manner, such as Java and Python in your application portfolio using zIIPs.
Enjoy the fastest, most reliable and secure storage system for IBM Z and Power® systems.
Experience sustainability, scalability, security-rich and superior performance for your data-serving needs.
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¹ IBM z16 with the Crypto Express 8S card provides quantum-safe APIs providing access to quantum-safe algorithms, which have been selected as finalists during the PQC standardization process conducted by NIST. Source: https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/post-quantum-cryptography/post-quantum-cryptography-standardization/round-3-submissions (link resides outside ibm.com). Quantum-safe cryptography refers to efforts to identify algorithms that are resistant to attacks by both classical and quantum computers to keep information assets secure even after a large-scale quantum computer has been built. Source: https://www.etsi.org/technologies/quantum-safe-cryptography (link resides outside ibm.com). These algorithms are used to help with the integrity of a number of the firmware and boot processes. IBM z16 is the industry-first system that is protected by quantum-safe technology across multiple layers of firmware.