No special considerations for the IBM z16 are needed. The company recommends that customers upgrade to the most current DTS product version 7.1. The firm’s customers may download the latest versions of its products.
IBM’s z16 mainframe
IBM’s z16 gives users the ability to analyze real-time transactions at scale for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, healthcare, and financial transactions, according to IBM, and is built for a cyber-resilient environment to protect vs. a growing network of security threats.
The company has partnered with IBM for decades to supplement its products with capabilities that customers leverage in these enterprise IT environments. The firm’s products complement IBM’s scalability and performance with storage management solutions equipped with automation to ensure the availability of services to required SLAs.
“IBM z/OS powers the most mission-critical IT environments in the world, and with this latest hardware introduction, it proves once again that innovation need not take a backseat to the tried-and-true reliability and unmatched performance of the mainframe,” said Steve Pryor, CTO. “DTS’ longstanding partnership with IBM and understanding of the z/OS operating system and z/OS storage, means clients will find DTS solutions to continue to be one of the most critical components of their software stack.”
IBM z16’s Telum processor allows AI inferencing with the secure and reliable high-volume transaction processing Big Blue is known for. With the capability of processing 300 billion inference requests per day with1ms of latency, customers will have greater visibility into their transactions for faster, more secure delivery of services.
The z16 is also built with the industry’s first quantum-safe system for the hybrid cloud environment and gives users an increased ability to predict and prevent fraud and cyber-attacks before they happen. According to IBM, it is underpinned by lattice-based cryptography, an approach for constructing security primitives that helps protect data and systems against current and future threats. Paired with IBM’s Crypto Express 8S (CEX8S) hardware security module, users get both both classical and quantum-safe cryptographic technology to help address their use cases requiring information confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation.