May 12, 2023

PKWARE Brings PK Encrypt and PK Protect to New IBM z16 Single Frame and Rack Mount Systems

PKWARE Brings PK Encrypt and PK Protect to New IBM z16 Single Frame and Rack Mount Systems

New IBM configurations designed for flexibility, sustainability and security within the data center

We are excited to collaborate with IBM as the company unveils its new IBM z16 single frame and rack mount options available globally on May 17, 2023. Powered by the IBM Telum processor, these new configurations are designed for highly efficient data centers with sustainability in mind. This can help PKWARE clients make more effective use of their data center space while remaining resilient in the midst of ongoing global uncertainty.

With the launch of the new IBM z16 single frame and rack mount models, deploying PKZIP, PK Encrypt, and PK Protect solutions is as easy as ever. Organizations that choose these new systems from IBM can use PKWARE products to securely move that data from their existing IBM zSystem environments. For new hybrid cloud deployments, PKWARE can facilitate identifying sensitive data and securing it prior to being accessed by a public cloud.

Addressing Today’s Changing IT Landscape

Every day, clients face challenges in delivering integrated digital services. According to IBM’s recent IBM Transformation Index report, security, managing complex environments, and regulatory compliance were cited as challenges to integrating workloads in a hybrid cloud. In today’s evolving IT landscape, it can be difficult for clients to meet business objectives while adhering to environmental regulations and increasing costs.

The new rack mount option is designed with the same reliability standards as all IBM z16 systems and is for client-owned data center racks and power distribution units. This footprint is architected to let companies co-locate the latest zSystem technology with distributed infrastructure and opens opportunities to include storage, SAN, and switches in one frame,  optimizing both data center planning and latency for specific computing projects. Installing these systems in the data center can help create a new class of use cases, including data center design, optimized edge computing, and data sovereignty for regulated industries.

Securing Data on A Highly Available System

According to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach report, conducted independently by Ponemon Institute, and sponsored, analyzed and published by IBM Security, surveyed organizations with a hybrid cloud model had lower average data breach costs, about $3.8 million, compared to public or private cloud models. IBM z16 helps support a secured, available hybrid IT environment critical to customer outcomes for essential industries like healthcare, financial services, government, and insurance.

More sophisticated cyber threats require new standards of protection. IBM z16 provides high levels of resiliency offering support for mission-critical workloads. These high availability levels help organizations maintain access to sensitive data whenever they need it. IBM z16 single frame and rack mount systems offer a broad range of security capabilities, including confidential computing, centralized key management, and quantum-safe cryptography.

Optimizing Flexibility and Sustainability

The new IBM z16 configurations are built to help maximize flexibility and sustainability in data centers. With a new partition-level power monitoring capability and additional environmental metrics, these systems are dedicated to helping clients reach their sustainability goals, reducing data center space and energy consumption.

As a part of the IBM Ecosystem, PKWARE is helping companies unlock the value of their infrastructure investments by implementing the tools and technologies designed to help them succeed in a hybrid cloud world. We are excited to be working closely with the IBM Ecosystem to bring new innovations to our clients.

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