December 11, 2019
Cloud

IBM Unveils z15™ with Industry-First Data Privacy Capabilities

IBM Cloud, revenue, $12 billion, Philippines, IT, security

Media Release:

ARMONK, New York, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM z15™, a new enterprise platform delivering the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multi-cloud environments.

With z15, clients can manage who gets access to data via policy-based controls, with an industry-first capability to revoke access to data across the hybrid cloud.

The movement of data between partners and third parties is often the root cause of data breaches. In fact, 60 percent of businesses reported they suffered a data breach caused by a vendor or third party in 2018. With the growing adoption of hybrid multi-cloud environments, the importance of maintaining data security and privacy only grows more acute and challenging.

The IBM z15 culminates four years of development with over 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaboration with input from over 100 companies.

Key z15 innovations from these investments across IBM Systems and Research include:

Encryption Everywhere – Building upon pervasive encryption, IBM unveiled new Data Privacy Passports technology that clients can use to gain control over how data is stored and shared – enabling the ability to protect and provision data and revoke access to that data at any time, not only within the z15 environment but across an enterprise’s hybrid multi-cloud environment. z15 can also encrypt data everywhere – across hybrid multi-cloud environments – to help enterprises secure their data wherever it travels.

Cloud-Native Development – Can give clients a competitive advantage by evolving how they modernize apps in place, build new cloud-native apps and securely integrate their most important workloads across clouds. Clients are already using IBM Z for their mission-critical workloads to build, deploy and manage next-gen apps and protect data through advanced security.

Instant Recovery – An industry-first approach to limiting the cost and impact of planned and unplanned downtime, enabling users to access full system capacity for a period of time to accelerate shutdown and restart of IBM Z services and provide a temporary capacity boost to rapidly recover from lost time.

Rising Importance of Data Privacy in Doing Business

A new IBM commissioned study conducted by The Harris Poll and released today found that 64 percent of all consumers have opted not to work with a business out of concerns of whether they could keep their data secure. However, that same study found 76 percent of respondents would be more willing to share personal information if there was a way to fully take back and retrieve that data at any time.

With z15, pervasive encryption is designed to extend across the enterprise enforcing data privacy by policy even when it leaves the platform. With this industry-first capability, clients can offer new services and features that give their consumers stronger control over how their personal data is used.

IBM z15
Image: courtesy of IBM.

The Next Phase of Digital Transformation – Moving Mission-Critical Work to the Cloud

Businesses today have reportedly already completed the first 20 percent of their cloud journey. z15 is uniquely positioned to help companies take this next step in their digital transformation efforts to move mission critical workloads (the other 80 percent) to the cloud by delivering a hyper-secure, agile and continuously available platform.

As the center of a secured hybrid cloud strategy, today, two-thirds of the Fortune 100 are using IBM Z.

With z15, clients can:

Process up to one trillion web transactions a day, support massive databases, and scale-out to 2.4 million Linux containers in a single z15 system — up to 2.3 times more Linux containers per core on a z15 LPAR versus a compared bare-metal x86 platform, running an identical web server load.

Address mission-critical latency challenges by delivering up to 30 times lower latency and up to 28 times less CPU utilization on z15 by compressing secure web transaction data before encryption using the Integrated Accelerator for z Enterprise Data Compression instead of using software compression.

Leverage 12 percent more cores than z14, and 25 percent more memory than z14 to help meet the needs of today’s digital businesses.9

“More than ever, our customers are looking for transactions to happen in a fraction of a second in a highly performant manner. Whether they’re at an ATM machine, making a purchase at a retail store, or transferring money when abroad — the agility, performance and security of IBM Z is paramount for delivering a positive experience for our customers,” said Graham Fagan, director of Technology and Operations at Allied Irish Bank.

“The IBM Z platform is one of our most modern infrastructure platforms in AIB. From our perspective, it’s absolutely pivotal to the successful operation of AIB, and by extension it is critical to the successful operation of payments and day-to-day banking activity across the Irish economy.”

“Bradesco is a company committed to innovation and constant progress and we have pioneered the implementation of many types of technologies. In 1982, we launched the first online current account update model in Brazil and conducted the first banking teleprocessing operation in the country — all running on IBM’s mainframe platform,” said Waldemar Ruggiero,director of IT Infrastructure at Bradesco.

“Nearly 40 years later, we keep running all core banking data on the mainframe and we rely on z15 to offer us more processing power, resilience, security and flexibility so that we can faster deliver new products and services to our customers.”

“IBM Z is an essential component for addressing top concerns around hybrid cloud like security, privacy and agility. With z15, our clients can have the cloud they want, with the privacy and security they need – protection for both traditional mission-critical workloads and newer workloads like digital asset custody or blockchain,” said Ross Mauri, general manager of IBM Z.

“The reality is that for clients whose business’ depend on access to data in real time, IBM Z remains the go-to choice. Often, our clients need access to data and analytic insights in a fraction of a second – not minutes, with the ability to control privacy of that data at a granular level.” (IBM)

 

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