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TechZone360: At the Intersection of Mainframe and Open Source, Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project Reports Record Growth

By | September 17, 2020

Published on September 16. 2020 by TechZone360.

Mainframe computing was born in the 1960s with the arrival of the System/360, and has continued to advance today to the z14, and continues to set the standard for the ultimate in security, availability, performance, and scalability.

Today’s mainframe is a platform for mission-critical apps (real-time financial services, healthcare, government, and more) and, most recently, has become the darling of blockchain, given its reputation for fast data access, transactional scale, and trust.

Unlike its ancestors, today’s mainframes secure transactions and protect sensitive data with a dedicated cryptographic coprocessor (the CP Assist for Cryptographic Function, or CPACF), with both cryptographic and hashing blending speed and security that keeps sensitive keys private from applications and operating systems.

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