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 z Systems combine leading-edge innovation and unparalleled capabilities to power cloud, business analytics, mobile applications, and the most important workloads.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems supports multiple operation systems:

Through its hybrid computing capability, IBM z Systems with IBM z BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) also supports IBM® AIX® on Power, Microsoft Windows® and Linux® on System x®

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