Linux on IBM Systems

Comprehensive, cross-platform support

One size does not fit all.

Choose Linux and discover the freedom to choose the platform that best suits your workload. Linux is supported as a tier 1 operating system across all IBM systems, providing flexibility, choice, and low TCO regardless of the hardware you choose.

IBM is a leader in advancing the Linux platform, with a fully-enabled server and storage product line. With IBM Systems, customers can leverage Linux to scale out, scale up, and scale virtually - without worrying whether Linux is enabled for their platform of choice.

IBM server products integrate Linux with best of breed virtualization technologies, including VMWare and KVM-based virtualization for System x and BladeCenter (x86/x64 based processors), Advanced Power Virtualization (APV) on Power Systems and BladeCenter, and z/VM with CSL-WAVE on IBM System z servers mainframes.

IBM System Storage for Linux

IBM offers a broad range of innovative storage solutions for Linux infrastructures, including disk, tape, SAN, NAS, cloud and data deduplification.

IBM Systems Software for Linux

IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralize, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimize workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. IBM Systems Director manages Linux targets and can be run in a Linux environment.

Cloud solutions for Linux

With the IBM Cloud, you get a platform for growth and innovation that’s secure and reliable. Whether accessing public workload solutions for your enterprise or building private clouds to deliver services to your clients, the IBM Cloud is the platform you can trust in your cloud journey.

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Committed to Linux

Linux for business

IBM is the most active systems vendor contributing to Linux today.

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Fostering growth

The Linux Foundation

IBM is a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. Learn more about the LF (and membership) here.

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IBM wins “Best Linux Server Vendor” Award

2011 Readers' Choice. Linux Journal

Readers of the Linux Journal have selected IBM as the winner of the “Best Linux Server Vendor” category in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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