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IBM z Systems enable you to create outstanding customer experiences through mobile and analytics, deliver agility and efficiency through cloud, and ensure always on service and data protection.

Fast facts

92 of the largest 100 banks run on IBM z

One IBM z mainframe can run 2.5 billion transactions a day

The 10 largest insurance companies trust IBM z

IBM z Systems are designed to deliver 100% uptime

23 of the top 25 US retailers run on IBM z

Business Agility with Cloud and IBM z Systems. Watch the video (00:01:43)  

Business Agility with Cloud and IBM z Systems


Hybrid cloud

Cloud is helping businesses deliver unprecedented levels of agility for quicker time to market and richer customer experiences. But not all cloud infrastructures are equal. IBM z is the world's leading cloud platform for enterprise transactions, systems of record and application workloads.

World Inside z Systems: Analytics. Watch the video (00:01:33)  

World Inside z Systems: Analytics


Real time analytics

IBM z Systems can help you compete in the Cognitive era. Gain faster customer insights, business insights and systems insights with decisions based on real-time analysis of both current and historical data delivered on an analytics platform designed for availability, optimized for flexibility, and engineered with the highest levels of security.

IBM z13 mainframe: The new possible. Watch the video (00:35:29)  

IBM z13 mainframe: The new possible


Enterprise security

IBM z Systems mainframes are the world’s most securable servers for business and deliver the highest level of data security and isolation commercially available. IBM z offers built-in enterprise security capabilities to simplify complex operational security-processes while delivering performance that scales to today's digital demands.

Redefine mobile apps: IBM MobileFirst and IBM z Systems. Watch the video (00:02:40)  

Redefine mobile apps: IBM MobileFirst and IBM z Systems


Enterprise mobility

Over 10 billion mobile devices are accessing information. IBM z Systems is able to scale to handle the huge number of often unpredictable transaction rates and volumes. IBM z delivers proven mobile integration with 100% uptime and the world’s best security for better client experiences.

Linux, IBM z mainframes and hybrid cloud demo. Watch the video (00:01:59)  

Linux, IBM z mainframes and hybrid cloud demo


Enterprise Linux

IBM z Systems is the enterprise grade platform for Linux. Using the Linux operating system on IBM z offers an exceptionally powerful enterprise Linux solution for data center simplicity, trusted operations and unrivaled economics -- especially when integrated with z/OS or z/VSE solutions.

Customer success

Why IBM z Systems?

Forward-thinking organizations exploit IBM z Systems to build greater business value, reduce cost and create competitive advantage by providing fast, reliable, and continuous service.

Kenya Power is using z Systems to increase access to energy by 50%

Citi relies on IBM z to process around 150,000 transactions per second

The world’s largest retailer uses IBM z to serve 250 million people a week


Enables small cities interact with innovation every day.


Helps 250 people a week save money and live better.

Kenya Power

Leverages mainframe analytics to better serve clients.


Redefines travel commerce


Gives customers unprecedented access to data


Delivers multichannel retailing to digital

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  • Mark Anzani

    Mark Anzani

    VP, Portfolio And Technical Strategy, z Systems


  • Donna Dillenberger

    Donna Dillenberger

    IBM Fellow

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  • Eysha Powers

    Eysha Powers

    z Systems Crypto & Security


  • Willie Favero

    Willie Favero

    zChampion, Dynamic Warehouse on z/OS Swat Team, DB2 SME, University Ambassador z, Sr Cert IT Specialist


  • Gururaj Rao

    Gururaj Rao

    IBM Fellow & VP, STG Development, India & South Asia


  • Steve Strutt

    Steve Strutt

    CTO Cloud Computing, UK & Ireland - SGI cross-brand


  • Chung Lung Shum

    Chung-lung Shum

    Distinguished Engineer, z Systems Processor Design/Architect


  • Paul DiMarzio

    Paul Dimarzio

    Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM z Systems Big Data and Analytics


  • Ursula Braun

    Ursula Braun

    Linux on z Systems & Virtualization Development


  • Tim Hahn

    Tim Hahn

    Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect, Connected Vehicle and Internet of Things


  • Anna Lee

    Anna Lee

    Global Development Manager - Mobility Services

  • Harry Yudenfriend

    Harry Yudenfriend

    IBM Fellow, Mainframe I/O Technology


  • Mary Hall

    Mary Hall

    WW Digital & Social Media Marketing for z Systems

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