02-02-2016: Z13 – the Super-Secure Server

With the mid-February announcement of the IBM z13s servers, Big Blue is marketing its mainframes based upon business value and not the usual feeds and speeds. IBM has positioned the z13s as "the world's most secure server, built for hybrid cloud, available for mid-sized organizations." Experton Group believes this statement to be true, not hype. In support of this positioning, IBM also announced security enhancements that improve performance and security. Business transactions are no longer done behind firewalls but primarily conducted using mobile devices and IoT (Internet of Things) with access to the corporate assets (data) sitting on the servers.