New IBM Mainframe Promises Advanced Security for Hybrid Clouds


IBM on Tuesday introduced the z13s, a mainframe computer system optimized for hybrid cloud deployment. The z13s is designed to provide advanced cryptography for mid-sized firms that need a high level of data protection. The advanced cryptography includes built-in hardware security features that effectively double the speed of data encryption and decryption over prior generations of computers without compromising overall performance of the system, the company said.

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Open Mainframe Project Pushes Linux's Limits


The Linux Foundation on Monday announced the formation of the Open Mainframe Project to advance the development of Linux on the mainframe among academia, government and corporate partners. The foundation announced the software consortium at the LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ContainerCon gathering in Seattle. Linux on the mainframe is nothing new. It has been on the IBM mainframe for the last 15 years. However, the Open Mainframe Project will create a set of tools and resources to drive further development, collaboration and improvements.

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IBM's z13 Emerges From Mainframe Fountain of Youth


IBM launched its newest mainframe, the z13, last week in New York City. Built for the mobile economy, the z13 can process 2.5 billion transactions daily. It enables real-time encryption on all mobile transactions at scale, and it includes embedded analytics that provide real-time transactions faster and cheaper than the competition, the company said. The system was designed with input from more than 60 IBM customers. The launch of the z13 marks another step in IBM’s push into the mobile space.

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