We are excited to collaborate with IBM as the company prepares to launch its new IBM z16 and LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 single frame and rack mount options available globally on May 17, 2023. Powered by the IBMTelum processor, these new configurations are designed for highly efficient data centers with sustainability in mind. This can help UNICOM Global clients make more effective use of their data center space while remaining resilient in the midst of ongoing global uncertainty.
UNICOM’s solutions for IBM zSystems accelerate software deployment, modernize the customer and employee experience, and exploit new technology for competitive advantage. UNICOM solutions running on the IBM z16 and LinuxONE 4 can further extend innovation. These platforms allow clients to retain their existing IT infrastructure investment, while providing the flexibility to run, build, manage and modernize workloads on their choice of architecture. All of these factors are critical to a successful digital transformation journey.
Addressing today’s changing IT landscape
Every day, clients face challenges in delivering integrated digital services. According to IBM’s recent IBM Transformation Index report, security, managing complex environments, and regulatory compliance were cited as challenges to integrating workloads in a hybrid cloud. In today’s evolving IT landscape, it can be difficult for clients to meet business objectives while adhering to environmental regulations and increasing costs.
The new rack mount option is designed with the same reliability standards as all IBM z16 and LinuxONE systems and is for client-owned data center racks and power distribution units. This footprint is architected to let companies co-locate the latest zSystem and LinuxONE 4 technology with distributed infrastructure and opens opportunities to include storage, SAN, and switches in one frame, designed to optimize both data center planning and latency for specific computing projects. Installing these systems in the data center can help create a new class of use cases, including data center design, optimized edge computing, and data sovereignty for regulated industries.
Securing data on a highly available system
According to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach report, conducted independently by Ponemon Institute, and sponsored, analyzed and published by IBM Security, surveyed organizations with a hybrid cloud model had lower average data breach costs, about $3.8 million, compared to public or private cloud models. IBM z16 and LinuxONE systems help support a secured, available hybrid IT environment critical to customer outcomes for essential industries like healthcare, financial services, government, and insurance.
More sophisticated cyber threats require new standards of protection. IBM z16 and LinuxONE 4 provide high levels of resiliency offering support for mission-critical workloads. These high availability levels help large commercial and government enterprises maintain access to data from their supply chains, financial institutions, and customers whenever they need it. IBM z16 and LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 single frame and rack mount systems offer a broad range of security capabilities, including confidential computing, centralized key management, and quantum-safe cryptography.
Optimizing flexibility and sustainability
IBM z16 and LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 single frame configurations are built to help maximize flexibility and sustainability in data centers. With a new partition-level power monitoring capability and additional environmental metrics, these single frame systems are dedicated to helping clients reach their sustainability goals, reducing data center space and energy consumption. These key advantages distinguish IBM z16 and LinuxONE Rockhopper 4 for sustainability in the data center, especially when consolidating workloads from x86 servers.
As a part of the IBM Ecosystem, UNICOM Global is helping companies unlock the value of their infrastructure investments by implementing the tools and technologies designed to help them succeed in a hybrid cloud world. We are excited to be working closely with the IBM Ecosystem to bring new innovations to our clients.
This blog was originally published on LinkedIn.