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IBM Slims Down Pair of Mainframes for the Cloud

April 10, 2018 / Jeffrey Burt

IBM has new, thinner mainframe systems that company officials say better fit cloud computing environments. The z14 Model ZR1 and LinuxONE Rockhopper II put the capabilities of IBM’s Z14 mainframe systems announced last year into an industry-standard 19-inch, single-frame design, giving organizations systems designed for such modern tasks as data analytics, machine learning, containers and blockchaining that can more easily fit into their public or private cloud environments.