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IBM goes all-in with Data Privacy

IBM is reinventing the mainframe computing idea with the IBM z15, a new enterprise platform delivering the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multicloud environments. 

The movement of data between partners and third parties is often the root cause of data breaches, it says. In fact, 60% of businesses reported they suffered a data breach caused by a vendor or third party in 2018. With z15, clients can manage who gets access to data via policy-based controls, with what IBM says is an industry-first capability to revoke access to data across the hybrid cloud.

The IBM z15 system culminates four years of development with over 3,000 IBM Z patents issued or in process and represents a collaboration with input from over 100 companies. Building upon pervasive encryption, IBM has new Data Privacy Passports technology that clients can use to gain control over how data is stored and shared – enabling the ability to protect and provision data and revoke access to that data at any time, not only within the z15 environment but across an enterprise’s hybrid multicloud environment. z15 also can encrypt data everywhere – across hybrid multicloud environments – to help enterprises secure their data wherever it travels.

Cloud-Native Development offer a competitive advantage by evolving how users and suppliers modernize apps in place, build new cloud-native apps and securely integrate their most important workloads across clouds. Clients are already using IBM Z for their mission-critical workloads to build, deploy and manage next-gen apps and protect data through advanced security. Another feature is "Instant Recovery" which aims to limiting the cost and impact of planned and unplanned downtime, enabling users to access full system capacity for a period of time to accelerate shutdown and restart of IBM Z services and provide a temporary capacity boost to rapidly recover from lost time.

“IBM Z is an essential component for addressing top concerns around hybrid cloud like security, privacy and agility. With z15, our clients can have the cloud they want, with the privacy and security they need – protection for both traditional mission-critical workloads and newer workloads like digital asset custody or blockchain,” said Ross Mauri, GM of IBM Z. “The reality is that for clients whose business’ depend on access to data in real time, IBM Z remains the go to choice. Often, our clients need access to data and analytic insights in a fraction of a second – not minutes, with the ability to control privacy of that data at a granular level.”