Features

Simplified life for developers with a cloud native experience

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With Red Hat® OpenShift®, IBM Cloud Paks®, IBM Wazi and z/OS® Cloud Broker on the IBM Z platform, you gain greater flexibility, portability and consistency when developing and deploying new digital and AI-infused services. IBM Z can cut your time to market by fully integrating the platform into your cloud infrastructure.

Greater performance and scalability for mission critical data encryption

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Manage data privacy by policy and keep data protected from internal and external threats – at rest, in motion, and in use. IBM Data Privacy Passports, a data privacy and security enforcement solution, is designed to control access and revocation to off-platform data across your enterprise and to protect your ecosystem’s data. IBM z15™
 now supports more crypto cards and up to 250% more crypto domains for ultimate encryption scalability.

Enhanced instant recovery delivers ultimate uptime for high availability

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Reduce your points of failure and build a 24x7x365 operation. Instant Recovery unlocks system capacity to deliver faster recovery. System Recovery Boost now supports a new class of boost, called recovery process boosts, that can be applied to a range of sysplex recovery processes to minimize disruption and maximize sysplex resiliency. IBM Secure Execution enables isolation of workloads with granularity and scale to ensure protection of end-to-end services. IBM z15 can scale up to thousands of workloads in a single system.

Flexible compute for any business, any cloud

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IBM Z is trusted by businesses of all sizes, ranging from two-thirds of the Fortune 100 to next-gen startups. IBM z15 can make resources available on demand and speed up execution time for workloads through on-chip accelerators for cryptography, compression and complex sorting. IBM z15 T02 systems now offer a reserved space to collocate IBM Storage, delivering a complete cloud solution in one footprint. Flexible consumption models, flexible packaging (such as air cooling), and a new lower entry point are now available.

How customers use it

State Farm

Combines the speed and agility of DevOps with the robustness and security of enterprise servers.

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BNP Paribas

Embarked on a modernization project that boosts autonomy, agility, and efficiency in software development on IBM Z enterprise systems.

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Technical details

Technical specifications

IBM z15 offers unique system capabilities:

  • Security: Secure Execution for Linux®, CPACF, Crypto Express7S, Smartcards
  • Instant Recovery: IBM System Recovery Boost sysplex enhancements
  • Specialty engines: IFL, zIIP, Internal Coupling Facility, SAP (for I/O)
  • I/O: FICON Express, zHyperLink Express, RoCE Express and OSA-Express
  • Integrated Accelerators: Crypto, compression and sort
  • Flexibility: IBM z15 T02 systems offer a reserved space to collocate IBM Storage.

Software requirements

Supported operating systems:

  • z/OS® V2.4, 2.3, 2.2
  • Linux on Z (our partners are Red Hat, Canonical and SUSE)
  • z/VM® 7.2, 7.1 ,6.4
  • z/VSE® V6.2
  • z/TPF 1.1
  • KVM hypervisor for IBM Z (offered by Linux distribution partners)

Hardware requirements

Specifications will vary by model and configuration. See the Redbook® for details and requirements.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment solutions help you align your infrastructure investments with workload needs.