IBM z13 and IBM z13s Technical Introduction

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 08 March 2016, updated 10 January 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738441600
ISBN-13: 9780738441603
IBM Form #: SG24-8250-01
(140 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Cecilia A De Leon, Edzard Hoogerbrug, Ewerson Palacio, Franco Pinto, Barbara Sannerud, Martin Soellig, John Troy, Jin J Yang


This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest IBM z Systems™ platforms, the IBM z13™ and IBM z13s. It includes information about the z Systems environment and how it can help integrate data, transactions, and insight for faster and more accurate business decisions.

The z13 and z13s are state-of-the-art data and transaction systems that deliver advanced capabilities that are vital to modern IT infrastructures. These capabilities include:

  • Accelerated data and transaction serving
  • Integrated analytics
  • Access to the API economy
  • Agile development and operations
  • Efficient, scalable, and secure cloud services
  • End-to-end security for data and transactions

This book explains how these systems use both new innovations and traditional z Systems strengths to satisfy growing demand for cloud, analytics, and mobile applications. With one of these z Systems platforms as the base, applications can run in a trusted, reliable, and secure environment that both improves operations and lessens business risk.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Platform matters
Chapter 2. IBM z13 hardware overview
Chapter 3. IBM z13s hardware overview
Chapter 4. Supported features and functions
Chapter 5. Strengths of the z13 and z13s
Chapter 6. Operating system support
Appendix A. Software licensing

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