IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 21
New IBM z14 capabilities make
it easy to get started
By Gene Rebeck k Photography by Bill Bernstein
uly's IBM z14*
technology to make cloud
computing easier for IBM Z*
organizations. With a strong
focus on pervasive encryption-
where organizations can encrypt
data associated with an entire
application, cloud service or
database in flight or at rest (ibm.
co/2fzkphp)-encrypted APIs, a
new pricing model, blockchain
services and more, clients can
feel safer about their data in the
era of cloud.
"There are things we did in the
hardware in the new z14 to help
further enable cloud adoption,"
says Barry Baker, vice president,
offering management for IBM Z
and LinuxONE*. "But the full set
of cloud capabilities is delivered
through innovation and cocreation across the full stack,
including the z14 hardware and
firmware, the virtualization and
operating system layers, and the
platform software we've delivered.
This full stack integration enables
us to deliver cloud capabilities
that perform and scale with ease.
We have a lot more flexibility as
you go up the stack in terms of the
software. That's because you need
to innovate across the stack for
full cloud capabilities."
* IBM z14 features hardware and
firmware improvements to work
with the full stack for clients to take
advantage of cloud computing
* When thinking about a cloud
environment, it should be considered
what type of workloads and security
requirements are needed. From there,
clients can begin to determine what
solutions would work best.
* With cloud integration and
management, systems can work more
efﬁciently when bursts of activity
happen and work to deliver new
applications on the platform.
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