IBM today announced the launch of IBM z14, the 14th generation of the most powerful mainframe on the market, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day, full time, ensuring maximum security To IT environments.
IBM ranks the ad as the most significant of mainframe technology in more than a decade, entering definitely into the age of data protection, with 35 percent more operating power than its predecessor. The cryptographic capability of the system now also extends to data, networks, external devices, or entire applications and is capable of operating encrypted transactions 18 times faster than most x86 platforms at only 5% of the cost, K.R.E. Lind, chief systems engineer at Solitaire Interglobal.
The new capabilities of IBM z14 were developed to address the global cybercrime data breach epidemic that is expected to generate losses to the global economy of about $ 8 trillion by 2022. Of the more than 9 billion data records lost or stolen Since 2013, only 4% have been encrypted, making the vast majority of such information vulnerable to cybercriminals.
According to Anibal Strianese, director of systems hardware IBM IBM, the confidence generated by the use of data encryption is the new currency of exchange of the digital economy. “Today, we know that 90% of financial transactions around the world are performed on mainframes and everything that resides on those machines can be encrypted, that is, if this data is stolen, it becomes useless because it is encrypted with a key,” he says.
Currently, only 2% of corporate data is encrypted against more than 80% on mobile devices, according to Solitaire Interglobal. This is because encryption capabilities in enterprise environments are complex and difficult to administer for regulatory compliance, which consequently affects the user experience. But that tends to change in the years to come. With z14, IBM delivers a mechanism that can immediately address the need for global data security.
Safety and regulations
The IBM z14 also aims to help companies comply with new regulatory standards, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will increase data compliance requirements for organizations doing business in Europe from Of next year. GDPR will require companies to report data breaches within 72 hours or may receive fines of up to 4% of their annual revenue unless the organization can demonstrate that the data has been encrypted and the keys protected.
“We are announcing some features to have high availability and continue to meet today’s standards, but also future that the bodies are creating to ensure availability of the financial market as a whole,” Strianese adds.
IBM also announced an innovative pricing model called Container Pricing. With it, customers will have access to simplified software pricing with a flexible implementation, that is, instead of paying for an entire infrastructure, it will be possible to pay for the transaction made in the as a service model. And if the project gains scale, the z14 will be able to adapt to the demand and maintain the charge per transaction. Container pricing options are designed to give customers the predictability they need for their business. Pricing models are scalable and offer measurement, constraint and billing capabilities tailored to the business model.
To assist the market with this new pricing model, Banco IBM SA, the financial arm of IBM Global Financing, can help customers with credit qualification by acquiring the new z14, reducing their total cost of ownership and accelerating return on investment . IBM Global Financing offerings for mainframe solutions are available through IBM and its business partners with flexible terms and conditions that can be tailored to align costs with project benefits or other customer needs.
Inside the z14 infrastructure
The 14th generation of mainframe technology has the fastest microprocessor in the industry [5.2GHz] and a new scalable system framework that allows for a 35% increase in the capacity of Linux workloads compared to the previous generation, the IBM z13. The system can support:
· More than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day in a single system;
· The world’s largest instance of MongoDB with 2.5 times NodeJS performance speed than x86 platforms;
· 2 million Docker Containers;
· 1000 competing NoSQL databases;
· Three times more memory than the z13 system to provide faster response time, increased productivity and accelerated analysis performance. With 32TB of memory, the z14 is the system with one of the largest memory in the industry;
· Triple I / O rate and accelerated transaction processing, compared to z13, for increased data growth, higher transaction throughput and shorter response time;
· Ability to run Java workloads 50% faster than x86 alternatives;
· Ultra-fast response time on the Storage Area Network (SAN), with zHyperLink, which represents a ten-fold lower latency compared to z13, and a reduction in application response time in half;
· Allows for more workloads, such as real-time data analysis or interaction with Internet Things of Things (IoT) and cloud applications within the same transaction, without changing any line of application code.