IBM z15 Technical Introduction

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 21 September 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738458023
ISBN-13: 9780738458021
IBM Form #: SG24-8850-00
(88 pages)

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


This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15 (machine type 8561). 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, which is in an industry standard footprint.
The z15 system excels at the following tasks

  • Using multicloud integration services
  • Securing data with pervasive encryption
  • 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 Z technologies

This book explains how this system uses new 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 hardware overview
Chapter 3. Supported features and functions
Chapter 4. IBM z15 system design strengths
Chapter 5. Operating system support

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