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          IBM z14 – more powerful and secure than ever before


          Three days ago IBM announced a new version of mainframe z Systems platform – z14. z System computers are a symbol of reliability, security and scalability for many years now, but novelties that z14 brings are a quantum leap in the world of enterprise servers.

          IBM mainframe team has collected information and analysed experiences and needs from more than 150 mainframe users over the world in order to find out how to deliver a solution which can address all demands of today’s IT market. As a long-standing IBM partner and a company who has extensive experience in mainframe implementation and modernization – all we can say for z14 is – great job! And here is why.

          Security and data protection are top priorities of every modern company. We believe that we don’t need to explain why is that so, but there are two facts that we want to point out. Implementation of GDPR regulation is in front of all of us. This regulation is brought with a view to ensure high level of data protection on the EU market, it is obligatory for all companies that operate on mentioned market and it requires extremely high level of data encryption. There is also one not so agreeable forecast from security experts which shouldn’t be neglected – by the end of 2022 cyber attacks will cost global economy a total of $8 trillion. Think through are your systems and data secured enough and are you ready to properly respond on potential cyber attacks. (We sure hope that you are sure about your answer. :))

          These are, among other, reasons why z14 dramatically expands the protective cryptographic umbrella of the world’s most advanced encryption technology and key protection. IBM underlines that new functionalities cover all law regulations regarding data protection, it encrypts data 18x faster than compared x86 platforms and that includes all the stages of data manipulation and management. z14 is the only solution on the market which enables encryption on the firmware, hardware, operating system and middleware level. Besides that, it has extremely high processor capacity available for encryption. In numbers, it means that the system can run more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day.

          z14 also brings a lot of novelties regarding analytics and cloud. IBM emphasizes that the system offers a broad scale of possibilities for real time analytics and regarding the cloud they point out the possibility of consolidation of a large number of Linux servers.

          With the new z Systems series of computers IBM has stepped far ahead of the competitors. Existing users now have many reasons to sTick with mainframe, and we believe that many other will embrace all the benefits that this technology brings.

          If you need any help, advice or just want to talk about your options regarding mainframe – feel free to contact our mainframe team.

          Dejan is mainframe team leader at CROZ. In his career he has been working as a consultant for various products including Db2 for z/OS, WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and Omegamon products on z/OS.


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