IBM Rolls Out 'Skinny' Mainframes for Managed-Services Firms, Fintechs

The service is geared toward firms that are "born-on-the-cloud" and those looking to deploy blockchain platforms and machine-learning tools.


IBM has rolled out what it calls a “skinny mainframe,” which are systems that are cloud-ready that feature an industry-standard 19-inch rack, single-frame design where all the components inside have been made so that they can be placed within a datacenter without any special treatment, says Tina Tarquinio, manager of the IBM Z offering.

“So for clients who are renting space, say in a co-located datacenter, this is easy—they can just say that they need two floor tiles and off they go. A provider

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