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What is IBM Z?

IBM Z is the company's mainframe enterprise server solution product line.

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Honesty about IBM Z

6 out of 10
September 19, 2023
Our team create IaaS solution designs incorporating IBM Mainframe server, DS8000 storage technologies. The implemented IaaS solution used …
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IBM Z is the best among others

10 out of 10
January 02, 2023
Currently, the project we are working on in our team/company uses IBM servers, specifically IBM Z. This is also one of our customer's …
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What is IBM Z?

The new IBM z15 delivers performance, flexibility, availability, protection, and agility to drive digital transformation. It has changed the footprint of IBM Z with a 19” frame, that scales from one to four frames depending on the configuration, enabling significant floor space reduction.

IBM z15 has the commercial data privacy and security enforcement solution, Data Privacy Passports, that provides off-platform access revocation. Choose who accesses data, and when and at what level to revoke their access. One hundred percent of data, at-rest and in-flight, is protected with no performance trade off or application changes. With Fibre Channel Endpoint Security working with the latest DS8900F, achieve total end-to-end protection and authentication.

IBM z15 provides flexibility, portability and choice for hybrid cloud deployment. Cloud-native development simplifies life for developers as they build new applications and modernize existing ones. IBM Z supports private and public cloud via Linux, Kubernetes and industry-standard tools. With the Red Hat OpenShift support, IBM z15 adds to the user's options for cloud integration.

Instant recovery reduces the impact of planned and unplanned downtime. All systems need downtime for maintenance, and security patching.

IBM Z Features

  • Supported: Data Privacy Passports
  • Supported: IBM Z Data Privacy for Diagnostics
  • Supported: IBM Recovery Boost
  • Supported: Integrated Accelerator for zEDC
  • Supported: Quantum-Safe digital signing algorithms

IBM Z Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsLinux, z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, z/VM
Mobile ApplicationNo

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IBM Z is the company's mainframe enterprise server solution product line.

Dell PowerEdge M and ClearPath Forward Libra are common alternatives for IBM Z.

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The most common users of IBM Z are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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