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IBM z14 Model ZR1 Technical Introduction

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 02 October 2018, updated 02 October 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738457183
ISBN-13: 9780738457185
IBM Form #: SG24-8550-01

Authors: Octavian Lascu, Bill White, Hervey Kamga, Frank Packheiser, Martijn Raave and John Troy

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z platform, the IBM z14 Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions.

    The z14 ZR1 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z14 ZR1 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:

    • Securing data with pervasive encryption
    • Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse
    • Getting more out of the platform with IT Operational Analytics
    • Providing resilience towards zero downtime
    • Accelerating digital transformation with agile service delivery
    • Revolutionizing business processes
    • Mixing 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 z14 ZR1 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. The foundation of a trusted digital transformation

    Chapter 2. IBM z14 ZR1 hardware overview

    Chapter 3. Supported features and functions

    Chapter 4. Strengths of the z14 ZR1

    Chapter 5. Operating system support


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