IBM Launched New Mainframe Generation
IBM announced z15, a new enterprise platform delivering the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multicloud environments. z15 culminates four years of development with over 3,000 patents issued or in process and represents a collaboration with input from over 100 companies.
“We read in the press every day about data breaches that happen because of cybercrime and the fact that our personal information and business information is being stolen and used against us,” said Ross Mauri, general manager of IBM Z, the company’s mainframe program. “This mainframe is specifically designed to completely thwart that.”
Moving data between third parties is often the root cause of privacy breaches, Mauri said. Last year, about 60% of businesses reported they suffered a data breach caused by a vendor or third party, according to research by risk management company Opus and Ponemon Institute.
Through z15, businesses are able to control who can access their data and revoke that access at any time. They will also be able to enforce their own internal privacy policies, creating different views of their data for different employees and teams, even if they are using multiple private and public cloud providers, the company said in a statement. “This has never been done before,” Mauri said. “From the privacy point of view, this is a game changer.”
In addition to z15, IBM announced a new high-end, enterprise storage system, the DS8900F specifically designed for mission critical hybrid multicloud environments. The next generation of storage system delivers next-level cyber security, data availability and system resiliency for clients. In addition to z15, the DS8900F offers clients more than 99.99999 percent uptime, claims IBM, and several disaster recovery options to ensure protection of data.