Enterprise Linux Server

Leading technologies at an attractive price

The Enterprise Linux Server (ELS) offers a Linux-ready IT infrastructure solution that combines industry-leading IBM zEnterprise server technology, IBM z/VM virtualisation and the new IBM Wave for z/VM for rapid and intuitive virtualisation management.

Like a public cloud, the ability to activate additional cores and enable capacity on demand, allow businesses the ability to start small and grow within a single Enterprise Linux Server.

Virtualisation technologies


An industry leading hypervisor, z/VM is the virtualisation technology at the heart of the Enterprise Linux Server. z/VM provides impressive horizontal and vertical scalability, rapid server provisioning, rock solid workload isolation, and the ability to share and over-commit system resources.

IBM Wave for z/VM

IBM Wave for z/VM provides an intuitive virtualisation management platform for managing the Enterprise Linux Server’s highly virtualised z/VM environment.

Server technologies

zEnterprise BC12

Named a 2013 Tech Innovator for Cloud Solutions by CRN, the 13 core zBC12 provides a trusted entry-level infrastructure foundation with flexible growth options, trusted resiliency and secure Linux cloud capabilities.

zEnterprise EC12

IBM’s flagship system, the 101 core zEC12 provides support for thousands of virtual Linux servers with comprehensive security and resiliency built-in for the highest levels of trust and confidence.