IBM unveils z13s mainframe focused on security and hybrid clouds – Computerworld

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IBM has unveiled its new z13s mainframe, which it claims offers encryption at twice the speed as previous mid-range systems, without compromising performance, the company claimed.

IBM, which sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, continues to invest in new designs of its mainframe to handle new compute challenges. It launched the z13 last January, its first new mainframe in almost three years, with a new processor design, faster I/O and the ability to address up to 10TB of memory. The design of the z13 was focused on real-time encryption and embedded analytics.

IBM said the z13s, targeted at mid-size organizations and described as the new entry point for the company’s z Systems, has an “updated cryptographic and tamper-resistant hardware-accelerated cryptographic coprocessor cards with faster processors and more memory.” The goal is to allow clients to process twice as many high-volume, cryptographically protected transactions as before without compromising performance.

The company is also packaging with the mainframe threat monitoring based on behavior analytics and multi-factor authentication at the z/OS operating system level. IBM’s also announced more independent software vendors that have integrated their software applications with the z Systems under IBM’s partnership program called “Ready for IBM Security Intelligence.”

IBM unveils z13s mainframe focused on security and hybrid clouds – Computerworld