POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - 16 Sep 2005: IBM announced that its new System z9 mainframe -- the first of a new generation of mainframes designed to help facilitate management security and systems resources across a corporate IT network -- began shipping to customers around the world today, on schedule.
"There's a groundswell of interest from businesses and governments around what the new class of mainframes can do," said Erich Clementi, general manager, IBM System z9. "Companies are looking to the new mainframe more than ever to help manage some of the most complex corporate issues, such as protecting the security of customer information and complying with federal regulations. From a technical perspective, the mainframe's deep commitment to Java, Linux, virtualization and SOA are driving adoption."
Designed to help detect and deter intrusion, the System z9, working with z/OS, IBM's flagship mainframe operating system, is a security-rich computing system with these features:
System i, System p, System x, System z, BladeCenter, and Supercomputers