Tuesday saw the release of IBM’s latest mainframe offering – the z13 Mainframe – touted by the giant as the most powerful and secure system ever built.

The system has the capacity to deliver scale and economics together with real-time encryption and analytics catering to the need for speed and safety for trillions of transactions in the mobile economy.

“Every time a consumer makes a purchase or hits refresh on a smartphone, it can create a cascade of events on the back end of the computing environment. The z13 is designed to handle billions of transactions for the mobile economy.  Only the IBM mainframe can put the power of the world’s most secure data centers in the palm of your hand,” said Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Systems.

“Consumers expect fast, easy and secure mobile transactions. The implication for business is the creation of a secure, high performance infrastructure with sophisticated analytics,” he added.

The Z13’s features include:

  • First system with the ability to process 2.5 billion transactions a day – equivalent of 100 Cyber Mondays every day of the year.
  • First system to make practical real-time encryption of all mobile transactions at any scale.
  • First mainframe system with embedded analytics providing real-time insights on all transactions.

The system is a result of a $1 billion investment, five years of development, the outcome of more than 500 new patents and collaboration with more than 60 clients, reports IBM’s press release.

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