With z15, IBM Targets Hybrid Multi-Cloud Security Concerns

IBM's new z15 is aimed at delivering the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multi-cloud environments, enabling clients to manage access to data via policy-based controls, with the capability to revoke access to data across the hybrid cloud.

IBM Z is a critical component for addressing top concerns around hybrid cloud such as security, privacy, and agility, according to Ross Mauri, GM of IBM Z. The new z15 has been designed to give customers the privacy and security they need, with protection for both traditional mission-critical workloads and newer workloads such as digital asset custody or blockchain.

The movement of data between partners and third parties is often the root cause of data breaches. IBM says that 60% 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 pressing.

The IBM z15 culminates 4 years of development with more than 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaborative effort with input from more than 100 companies.

The new z15 provides:

  • 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 multicloud environment. The z15 can also encrypt data everywhere—across hybrid multi-cloud environments—to help enterprises secure their data wherever it travels.
  • Cloud-native development, enabling clients to modernize apps in place, build new cloud-native apps and securely integrate their most important workloads across clouds.
  • Instant recovery to limit the cost and impact of planned and unplanned downtime by enabling users to access full system capacity for a period of time to accelerate shutdown and restart of IBM Z services and to provide a temporary capacity boost to rapidly recover from lost time.
  • The ability to 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 system6—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 load7.
  • The ability to 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 compression8.

More information is available from IBM about the IBM z15 at