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Industrial Presentation I

Reinventing the Mainframe with Open Source and Pervasive Encryption


The IBM Mainframe has been a cornerstone of enterprise IT solutions for decades and it still remains the world’s largest transaction server, despite all the technology shifts recently. The Mainframe, recently known as the IBM Z, is the foundation for the Hybrid Cloud, Microservices and Blockchain offerings and the center of IBM’s Open Source ecosystem. This presentation will provide an overview of the current IBM Z Flagship model z14, which has been set to release in September 2017, and is the first machine ever to have data encrypted in every layer of the infrastructure, “in-flight” or “at-rest”.


Danijel Soldo,
Software Performance Analyst, IBM Z Linux Crypto Performance Evaluation
IBM Research & Development Germany


Danijel Soldo received his M.Sc. in Communication and Information Technology from the University of Split in 2014, with the master thesis research work done at the TU Vienna, which opened the world of Cloud Infrastructure and Software Performance for him. After one year of software development work at Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Split, Danijel decides to accept the challenge and move to Germany, and pursue his ambitions in the IBM Research & Development Center in Boeblingen. Today, he is a part of the Linux on IBM Z Performance Evaluation team and responsible for the Crypto part of the Linux stack.