Enterprise cloud computing

IBM z Systems for the world’s most efficient
and trusted clouds

Why IBM mainframe for cloud?

Cloud is fast becoming the new infrastructure model and IBM z Systems delivers enterprise-grade qualities of service for the most demanding workloads and environments in the market. Deploying your cloud on the new z13 can dramatically improve efficiency and economics, up to 32% lower total cost of ownership than x86 private cloud, all while delivering the trust and confidence of unmatched security and reliability on IBM z Systems.

IBM z Systems cloud solutions

New! IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack V4.2

Utilize advanced management capabilities for ease of use and intelligent workload management leveraging OpenStack and Chef

New! IBM Enterprise Cloud System (US)

Uniting leading IBM software, storage, and z Systems server technologies into one simple, flexible, and secure factory integrated cloud solution

IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux  (US)

Monitor and manage z/VM and Linux on with a flexible, consolidated solution

The IBM Cloud Orchestrator  (US)

Manage Linux on z Systems from a distributed environment

IBM Wave for z/VM

Unleash the power of z/VM virtualization, improve productivity, simplify management, and accelerate your journey to cloud

IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions on z Systems V2 (PDF, 1,26MB)

Automate, standardize, and speed day to day operations for SAP

Cloud Computing with xCAT on z/VM (US)

An open sourced tool, Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) on z/VM can manage, provision, and monitor physical and virtual machines, and is available as a free download.

IBM z System Solution Edition for Cloud Computing

Delivers a competitively priced offering, providing a services automation and management framework for the adoption of cloud computing environments

Making your enterprise applications Cloud-enabled with CICS (MP3, 8.9MB)

Podcast describes how CICS V5.1 facilitates Platform-as-a-Service for private clouds, enablng mission-critical applications running on CICS to be cloud-enabled.

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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualisation technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our z Systems solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

Operating systems

IBM z Systems servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on z Systems and the z/VM hypervisor.

Analyst papers

Clipper paper: IBM’s Enterprise Cloud System — A Faster and Better On-Ramp to Cloud Infrastructure

Trusted cloud. Simply delivered.

Events and webcasts

z Systems for MSPs

The substantial advantages to incorporate IBM z System into their architecture.

Build a highly affordable and scalable private cloud (PDF, 1,06MB)

Outlines key elements of success on the three step journey to setting up a highly available and highly scalable private cloud.

Clipper analyst paper: When Infrastructure Really Matters, A Focus on High-End Storage

A pragmatic analysis about the undeniable importance of mission critical infrastructure.

Consolidated security management for mainframe clouds

Hosting cloud environments on an IBM z System mainframe addresses security concerns.

Discover the best choice for Linux clouds

Robert Frances Group outlines how to reduce TCO up to 50% with the IBM Enterprise Linux Server.

Getting started with a cloud on z System 

IBM z Systems gives control, reliability and quality of service.

Secure the enterprise with confidence

Increasing security threats are risks to sensitive business information.

The Bathwick Group: A Private Cloud Foundation

Learn how organizations have used z System to build private cloud environments.

The business value of IBM z Systems deployments

IDC conducted in-depth interviews with customers in three geographic regions to determine the business value of each deployment, with its impact on IT and the business.

The Value of IBM z Systems for Deploying Heterogenous Private Clouds.

IBM z Systems employs the concept of the heterogeneous cloud to enable a fit-for-purpose strategy that delivers real value.