IBM is intensifying Linux security and privacy, and has reshaped the mainframe with an eye toward further integrating it within hybrid clouds and further securing Linux-based workloads.
On the hardware side, IBM rolled out two entry-level, 19” single-frame, air-cooled platforms, the z15 Model T02 and LinuxONE III Model LT2. The new machines are extensions of the IBM z15 family that Big Blue rolled out in September of last year.
Both can fit in cloud data-center racks and can be outfitted with a second drawer, should customers need to grow capacity. Both feature 65 cores using commercial processors running at 4.5GHz and can be configured to support all manner of workloads.