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Announcing the new IBM z14
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Introducing the new IBM DS8880 R8.3
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Introducing the new All Flash ESS
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Announcing the new IBM z14

zSystem-possibleOn July 17, 2017 IBM announces the new IBM z14 mainframe designed for security, transparency and greater value in every interaction and transaction.

The IBM z14™ (z14) is a game changer, designed as the infrastructure to provide trusted digital experiences delivering the highest levels of security, scale, performance and machine learning for faster insights with enterprise class service and a premium customer experience.

Join us, together with your customers for the Digital Experience to learn how the IBM z14 can add value, innovation and confidence to your customers' IT as they continue to drive innovation from their IT. Key capabilities include the following:

  • pervasive encryption enabling enterprises to provide the ultimate protection for core corporate data and simplify compliance for expanding regulations
  • machine learning for your clients most valuable data that originates and resides on the mainframe, allowing creation of deeper actionable insights and predictive behavior
  • massive transaction scale and low cost for high volume encrypted workloads
  • an open and connected environment enabling developers to seamlessly develop today’s business applications

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Announcing IBM DS8880 R8.3 on July 17

IBM Storage is announcing the new IBM DS8880 R8.3 on July 17, 2017 to help transform businesses, reshape industries, and build leadership with trust as a growth engine for the digital economy. The IBM DS8880 data systems have been designed to deliver superior performance and extremely low application response times with the highest availability and system reliability possible for applications where continuous operation is critical.

  • Intelligence and insights: Accelerate insights to drive real-time decision making with less than 20usec (microseconds) response time to support the most demanding application workloads through zHyperLink connectivity
  • Hybrid cloud connection: Improve business efficiency while reducing operating expenses with direct data transfer to hybrid cloud environments providing more than 50% savings in CPU utilization for simplified data archiving operations
  • Secure data transactions: Secure client and corporate data with data at rest encryption and the best disaster recovery solution in the industry with more than "six nines" availability

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Announcing the new All Flash Elastic Storage Server (ESS) on July 11

IBM Storage is announcing the new All Flash Elastic Storage Server (ESS) on July 11, 2017, with General Availability planned on August 25, 2017. Delivering an industry leading 40 GByte/sec throughput per ESS with industry leading fast latency, the new All Flash ESS is designed to provide high performance Big Data Analytics petabyte-scale flash storage at a new level of affordable price.

All Flash ESSs can be aggregated together to provide linear scalability, using Spectrum Scale software defined infrastructure. For example, 80GB/sec can be obtained from two ESS Model GS4S systems in the same cluster. This All Flash ESS solution is designed to deliver breakthrough accelerated cognitive analytics real-time-results, exploiting IBM Spectrum Scale RAID-managed flash storage to maximize performance of data-ocean-sized analytics, remove analytics data workflow bottlenecks, and assure continuous reliability of petabyte scale Big Data applications. All Flash ESS is ideal to provide the Flash Storage tier in today’s modern real-time petabyte scale Analytics. Combined with IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Cognitive Systems, ESS is an essential integrated component of a complete solution for the Cognitive Era.

With this offering you can help clients maximize performance and optimize Big Data cost and performance.


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