Enterprise cloud computing

IBM z Systems for the world’s most efficient,
reliable and secure clouds

Cloud is fast becoming the new infrastructure model. IBM z Systems delivers enterprise-grade cloud computing with qualities of service for the most demanding environments.

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New! IBM LinuxONE solution portfolio (US)

A unified portfolio of hardware, software and services for Linux brings together the flexibility and agility of the open revolution with the most trusted and high performance enterprise platform.

Linux without limits: From ordinary to extraordinary

IBM z Systems cloud software

New! KVM for z Systems (US)

This new open source server virtualization solution offers more security, availability and scalability with lower complexity and cost for your cloud deployments and big data solutions.

New! IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack

Manage Linux on z Systems from your z environment or a distributed environment.

Custom Patterns for Linux on z

Increase agility by reducing provisioning times while increasing quality through automation.

IBM Bluemix on z Systems

Go from idea to application in days and develop composable business services.

IBM Cloud Orchestrator (US)

Manage Linux on z Systems from a distributed environment

Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS

Employ flexible systems reporting throughout your cloud environment.

IBM Wave for z/VM

Improve productivity, simplify management, move to cloud quickly with virtualization.



IBM z Systems cloud servers

The IBM z13 mainframe provides industry-leading capacity to run as many as 8,000 virtual servers in a single system.

Cloud Computing with xCAT on z/VM

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 (US)

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 (PDF, )

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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Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z System, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.


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.

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