IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - (Page 11)

CURRENTS The NEW Mainframe Cloud TCO for an IBM z13 cloud is lower than an x86 or public cloud, according to an IBM study T he newest mainframe, the IBM z13* platform, is designed to deliver an optimal and cost-effective cloud platform to host enterprise workloads that can meet demanding service levels without security risks. Fehmina Merchant is a senior consulting engineer with the IBM Competitive Project Office. The z13 server has several key features that make it a superior cloud platform: ĀÃ High performing and scalable. The z13 system offers enterprise-grade virtualization with superior workload management capabilities and dynamic scalability that can enable the highest possible utilization of the platform. ĀÃ Secure. The IBM z Systems* platform has achieved one of the highest marks for security in the industry and z13 builds on it with further enhancements including faster data encryption with new cryptographic security to safeguard privacy of data. ĀÃ Resilient. The servers are designed to operate with the highest levels of reliability and availability and the new z13 hardware platform continues to set the gold standard for fault tolerance and recovery starting from the microarchitecture level all the way up to the hypervisor. ĀÃ Based on open standards. z13 servers provide an open standards-based cloud platform, supporting enterprise-grade Linux*, OpenStack and more. ĀÃ Cost-efficient. A z13 cloud can cost less, overall, than MAY/JUNE 2015 // 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015

Table of Contents
IBM Perspective: A mainframe built for Generation Z
Editor's Desk: Optimistic future
Partner PoV: Now is the time for multifactor authentication
Infographic: Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths
Currents: TCO for an IBM z13 cloud is lower than an x86 or public cloud, according to an IBM study
R&D: IBM Research is working to better diagnose osteoporosis -- and make computing more economical
Cover Story: Mastering the Mainframe: IBM contest connects millennials to the mainframe and potential employers
Feature: The Millennial Career Guidebook: Six groups and resources to help mainframers starting their careers
Feature: Mainframe Within Reach: IBM provides a rich set of solutions designed to help new mainframe programmers
Tech Showcase: IBM X-Force report reveals challenges and strategies to succeed in the new computing environment
Tech Corner: New IBM z13 chip improves throughput and analytics performance
Solutions: ReACT V4.0; Ivory Service Architect V4.6
Stop Run: Running and fencing keep IBMer active
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
Linux on z E-book

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015