Who Is Lab Services?

IBM Systems Lab Services has the proven expertise to help IT leaders plan, design and implement infrastructure to accelerate digital transformation. In a cognitive era, we help clients understand how to deploy their IT infrastructure to maximize business outcomes. Lab Services consultants' proven expertise derives from a combination of business and extensive practical technical experience, leveraging proven tools and methodologies. With a global presence, our consultants perform IT Infrastructure services for clients on site, helping them solve business challenges, gain new skills and discover best practices.

Our Services

Lab Services is uniquely positioned to help IBM clients through a full IT infrastructure lifecycle of strategy and planning, architecture and design, and implementation and optimization. We offer a wide range of IT infrastructure services for IBM Power Systems, IBM z Systems and LinuxONE systems, and IBM Storage.

Power Systems 

The Lab Services Power Systems practice is an experienced group of technical consultants with proven expertise to help clients with all aspects of the design and deployment of Power Systems with AIX, IBM i and Linux solutions.

Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure Practice 

The IBM Systems Lab Services Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure practice is a team of expert consultants with proven expertise on all aspects of storage and software defined systems design and implementation.

z Systems 

The z Systems Lab Services practice is an experienced group of consultants with proven expertise on the z Systems and LinuxONE platforms to help clients with z/OS, zVM, KVM and Linux infrastructure solutions.

Executive Advisory 

The IBM Lab Services Executive Advisory practice is a group of experienced management consultants that uses a combination of proven expertise, tools and methodologies to guide clients in transforming their enterprise IT environments.


IBM Lab Services capabilities can help clients master hybrid cloud. Our services include capabilities to evolve their IT infrastructure with services for cloud strategy and design, optimal server and storage provisioning, workload placement, cloud management, and orchestration.


IBM Lab Services can help clients master data for analytics services. Our capabilities include advising clients on efficient data acquisition and capture, data placement and storage at scale, and the design and deployment of compute infrastructure for big data and analytics.

Technical Events and Training

Technical Events

IBM technical training events are designed to provide technical education to clients, IBM Business Partners and IBM employees. The three- to five-day events held worldwide feature a wide range of technical topics on IBM Systems and Storage, with multiple track options of presentations and hands-on lab exercises.

IBM Academic Initiatives

The IBM Lab Services technical training team works with colleges and universities worldwide to facilitate the early development skills of IBM Power Systems and z Systems.

Global Training Providers

The IBM Lab Services technical training team maintains a broad portfolio of technical training education materials that are provided to IBM Global Training Providers (GTP). The IBM GTPs use the IBM provided materials, systems and storage to deliver client education at their centers around the world.