Government agencies are modernizing technological infrastructure to meet citizens’ pressing needsinvesting in hardware and software, with the goalof strengthening data security, using data analysis and enhancing operational flexibility. 

 

Secure agency data 

Few events destroy citizen trust as quickly and permanently as a data breach. Trusted security and services are why many government agencies run on IBM Z on-prem or in the cloud. Pervasive encryption on IBM Z encrypts 100% of application, cloud service and database data without impacting operations. Agencies gain protection from internal and external threats while simplifying compliance with mandates like GDPR and regulations. 

Protecting citizen data doesn’t end at the IBM Z boundary. IBM Data Privacy Passports, delivered with the new IBM z15, provide a data security platform that protects data after it leaves the system of record. IBM Secure Service Container for IBM Cloud Private hosts container-based apps in a secure environment with restricted administrator access. 

 

Create operational agility 

Integrating cloud (or clouds) into an IT infrastructure lets agencies leverage internal core competencies and take advantage of advanced services and applications residing on public clouds. With IBM Cloud Private on IBM Z you can: 

  • Innovate quickly 
  • Integrate differently 
  • Manage smoothly 
  • Comply effectively 

The IBM z15 server uses an industry-standard, 19-inch frame design streamlining cloud data center integration and system administration. And the new IBM Z System Recovery Boost and always-on capabilities allow faster production workload restoration from planned and unplanned outages. 

To help simplify multicloud deployment, IBM Z lets you open and enable legacy applications in a multicloud infrastructure. In addition, the IBM Blockchain Platform for IBM Cloud Private on IBM Z solution gives you an enterprise-grade, multicloud blockchain platform. This platform lets you use a private cloud—or a combination of clouds—when deploying a blockchain network. 

When packaged together, these IBM solutions give you the efficiency and agility to provide better citizen services at lower organizational costs with more consistent application management. 

 

Transform data into a competitive advantage 

With data on nearly every aspect of life, from energy and transportation to finance and security, public agencies store a massive percentage of that data. Taking advantage of this data to improve public services requires infrastructure with high bandwidth, low latency and enterprise-grade scalability and functionality. 

IBM Z was built to supply real-time analytics and AI with the infrastructure that meets these demands. The IBM Z supplements that powerful infrastructure with open source run times and libraries to analyze z/OS data at its source. 

 

Learn more about the secure, resilient and agile platform for hybrid multicloud HERE.