October 5, 2018

​IBM Mainframe Containers Grow More Secure

Everything old is new again. In the 1960s, IBM's OS/650 mainframe operating system had two modes, MFT and MVT, in which process got its own address space and couldn't interface with others processes running parallel with it. This was the ancestor to both virtual machines (VM) and containers. Fast forward to now, and IBM Secure Service Container for IBM Cloud Private enables you to run an operating system and applications in containers with their own address space and walls to keep them from interacting with other programs.

Of course, you can do a wee bit more with Secure Service Containers (SSC) on IBM LinuxONE and Z mainframes than you could on a 360 mainframe with a maximum of 1MB of memory. IBM Cloud Private is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment for developing and managing containerized applications. It's built on top of the Kubernetes container orchestrator Kubernetes.

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