IBM HPDC – Hyper Protect Data Controller – What and Why
Most IT environments today secure shared data with a siloed approach, commonly called the point-by-point method. As data moves from one location to another each stop is responsible for ensuring protection. Different locations may encrypt and decrypt data using different encryption products and protocols. Pieced together across complex environments this becomes a difficult process inherently lacking in control.
A better solution is an end-to-end approach with a focus on centralized policy. As data travels it is always managed by single solution that leverages a central policy hub no matter where the data goes.
IBM Hyper Protect Data Controller (HPDC) is a Data-centric Audit Protection (DCAP) solution that protects and enforces the appropriate use of data after it leaves the system of record. All data usage and movement is managed by a centralized encryption management controller with consistent rules across all users and locations, within and outside the organization.
HPDC is a high-performance enterprise application that runs on IBM’s LinuxONE* system. It can be deployed as a single-purpose appliance on a Linuxone Express, or in a secure container as part of a larger system.
LinuxONE in brief:
LinuxONE’s ultrafast 4.5GHz CPUs run in a mainframe-class integrated system with three levels of cache, optimized to get the most out of every processing core. Dedicated, non-application-licensed cores handle I/O and other secondary tasks, freeing the licensed cores to concentrate solely on the application. Result – fewer licenses needed.
Encryption runs on logic embedded in the processor chip, providing system wide security with near-zero impact on system performance. Similarly, compression is provided by an on-chip co-processor, reducing storage requirements while adding minimal overhead.
High-availability is inherent to LinuxONE, due to features like seamless, invisible failover to spare CPU cores, and RAIM (redundant array of independent memory), and complete power redundancy. LinuxONE is designed to provide 99.9999% or greater availability.
LinuxONE can be a powerful, efficient platform for consolidating sprawling x86 farms, simplifying datacenter operations and controlling costs. It adds security and better storage management…all while retaining the familiarity and simplicity of Linux.
Key benefits of LinuxONE:
- Ultimate uptime – Downtime is virtually eliminated.
- Mainframe-grade processors on a Linux Platform – consolidate hundreds of x86 cores onto a single platform while staying on the Linux flavor of your choice.
- Hardware Data Compression – Accelerating performance and reducing storage requirements.
- Data Security – Pervasive encryption means applications and data all in one end-to-end, “everywhere-encrypted” system.
- Integrate seamlessly into your hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure.
- Scalability – Expand and grow seamlessly.
- Cost – Application licensing costs may be substantially reduced by running on fewer, more powerful and efficient cores.
The benefits of a mainframe-caliber system – performance, security, scalability – no longer require managing a closed, proprietary OS. LinuxONE can integrate into your current Linux environment with little to no disruption.
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