Why z Systems for blockchain?

IBM z Systems already run the next generation of transactional applications.
You can capitalize on your investment in the IBM z Systems platform as you innovate on blockchain. Take advantage of the cryptography, security and reliability of z Systems for hosting your blockchain — while seamlessly integrating with the transactional data and systems already on z Systems.

Imagine the future of financial transactions with blockchain on z Systems

Blockchain enables open commerce on a global basis. See how blockchain technology works and see what is possible with blockchain on z Systems.

Blockchain has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done — across industries, government agencies, and social institutions.

— Jerry Cuomo, IBM Vice President for Blockchain Technologies

z Systems are built for blockchain

Built for speed

Your z System platform’s tremendous memory networking capabilities can accelerate the interaction between your blockchain and your existing business data in CICS, IMS, TPF, DB2, VSAM or other z Systems’ processes.

Built for security

Superior security with performance is possible when your platform sustains higher blockchain transaction encoding speeds. Whether generating digital signatures or hashing encryption for the chain, z Systems uses cryptographic accelerators not found on x86 platforms common to public clouds.

Built for scale

The mainframe offers the availability and performance your transactions on blockchain require. With the capability to support 8000 virtual machines with up to 10TB of memory and 141 dedicated processor cores, z Systems can run the toughest workloads — quickly and securely.

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