PKWARE Accelerates Software Development With IBM System z9
PKWARE, Inc. is the largest global software company providing ZIP solutions. Their products, PKZIP and SecureZIP, are the industry standard in cross-platform data compression and encryption utilities. PKWARE recently turned to IBM Premier Business Partner Sirius Computer Solutions for an upgrade to IBM System z9. PKWARE deployed an IBM System z9 Business Class 4-way server, connected via fibre channel to an IBM System Storage DS6800 disk storage system that provides 4.5 TB of storage. The IBM solution allows PKWARE to leverage the System z9 server's built-in Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) capabilities. PKWARE has configured the System z9 server with 16 logical partitions, enabling a multi-OS environment.