IBM z15 Technical Introduction

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 14 April 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458694
ISBN-13: 9780738458694
IBM Form #: SG24-8850-01
(128 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Octavian Lascu, John Troy, Jannie Houlbjerg, Frank Packheiser, Paul Schouten, Kazuhiro Nakajima, Anna Shugol, Hervey Kamga

Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™. It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely. It also provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions.
The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, and occupies an industry-standard footprint. It is offered as a single air-cooled 19-inch frame called the z15 T02, or as a multi-frame (1 to 4 19-inch frames) called the z15 T01.
Both z15 models excel at the following tasks:


  • Using hybrid multicloud integration services

  • Securing and protecting data with encryption everywhere

  • Providing resilience with key to zero downtime

  • Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse

  • Getting more out of the platform with IT Operational Analytics

  • Accelerating digital transformation with agile service delivery

  • Revolutionizing business processes

  • Blending open source and IBM Z technologies


This book explains how this system uses innovations and traditional Z strengths to satisfy growing demand for cloud, analytics, and open source technologies. With the z15 as the base, applications can run in a trusted, reliable, and secure environment that improves operations and lessens business risk.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Designed to take on today's IT demands
Chapter 2. IBM z15 Model T01 hardware overview
Chapter 3. IBM z15 Model T02 hardware overview
Chapter 4. Supported features and functions
Chapter 5. IBM z15 system design strengths
Chapter 6. Operating system support

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