z/13 IBM’s New Mainframe Built for the Mobile, Cloud and Analytic Future

On January 13th IBM unveiled its new mainframe, the z/13.  IBM mainframe System z’s world-leading reliability, availability, and scalability, coupled with its security and virtualization capabilities are needed more than ever as mobile applications take over as the most prominent and important corporate workload.  Today’s corporations are embracing mobile workloads that grow at a much greater year-over-year rate and have more dynamic processing peak requirements compared to traditional applications.  IBM new z/13 mainframe meets these challenging requirements by improving capacity for a single mainframe by 40%, increasing support to 8,000 virtual machines, increasing memory capacity up to 10 TB, and providing doubly fast encryption for end-to-end protected mobile, cloud, and analytic workloads.  

Incorporating and exploiting over 500 patents, the new IBM z/13 mainframe can handle the most dynamic demanding workload requirements.  With the new IBM z/13 mainframe announcement, IBM made special note of new processor and memory pricing, taking aim at the critics that say the mainframe memory costs are too high.
There is a huge amount of information on the new z/13 mainframe.

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Dave Beulke is a system strategist, application architect, and performance expert specializing in Big Data, data warehouses, and high performance internet business solutions.  He is an IBM Gold Consultant, Information Champion, President of DAMA-NCR, former President of International DB2 User Group, and frequent speaker at national and international conferences.  His architectures, designs, and performance tuning techniques help organization better leverage their information assets, saving millions in processing costs.

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