Who Is the z Systems Practice?

Proven Expertise

The new generation of the mainframe and the IBM z Systems solutions enable you to create outstanding customer experiences through mobile and analytics, deliver agility and efficiency through hybrid cloud, and ensure service predictability with data protection.

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, z/VM, KVM, and Linux infrastructure solutions.

Our Services

Hybrid Cloud

IBM Systems Lab Services helps businesses design and deploy a hybrid cloud infrastructure for enterprise transactions, systems of records and application workloads. We help deploy OpenStack based cloud management services for z Systems, LinuxONE, storage, and networking. We also provide services for integrating with cloud management platforms, such as VMware vRealize Automation and IBM Cloud Management Appliance.

Integration for Mobile Services

IBM Systems Lab Services helps clients scale and secure their IT infrastructure for mobile applications with their often very large and unpredictable transaction volumes. We provide jumpstart services for clients wishing to do deployments with z/OS Connect and/or our MobileFirst technology. We also provide the needed operating system, middleware, and support for security to provide a full end to end mobile solution.

Enterprise Linux

We help our clients deploy an enterprise grade platform for both the z Systems and LinuxONE platforms to enable open solutions in the data center with trusted operations and unrivaled economics. We provide services for all options of virtualization including z/VM, KVM, and LPAR. We have a renewed focus on our new clients to the platform with specialized offerings.

Data for Analytics Services

We help clients deploy the infrastructure for their enterprise analytics platforms, such as IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator, to gain business insights with decisions based on real-time analysis of data designed for availability and engineered for highest levels of security. Other areas of analytics focus for z Systems include real-time analytics with technology such as Spark, and predictive analytics with zAware, Cognos and SPSS.

Enterprise Security

We help clients to implement systems with the highest level of data security commercially available, advising on built-in enterprise security capabilities and how to simplify complex operational security processes. We provide overall security health assessments as well as security deployment across z Systems (hardware aspects such as crypto and PCI, z/OS, z/VM, z/OS, and Linux on z Systems Linux on z Systems) and LinuxONE (hardware aspects such as crypto and PCI, z/VM, and Linux on z Systems).


We monitor and assess the performance and efficiency of systems, application and database environments on z Systems and on LinuxONE, recommending and implementing best practices for optimal performance across database, server, storage and virtualization environments.

IBM Systems Lab Services

We can help you ...

  • Master hybrid cloud by evolving your IT infrastructure
  • Deploy infrastructure for analytics and mobile services
  • Optimize your operations for IT service predictability
  • Maximize business outcomes from your IT investments

Contact us today to see how IBM Systems Lab Services can help you transform your business: ibmsls@us.ibm.com

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