Linux on IBM z Systems

Linux on IBM System z

Enterprise Linux on the IBM mainframe

Looking for a true enterprise Linux environment? The Linux os on z Systems offers a uniquely powerful enterprise Linux solution helping with data centre simplicity, trusted operations and unrivaled economics – it’s an enterprise grade Linux solution.

What we offer

Enterprise Linux on z Systems solutions

New! IBM Wave for z/VM 1.2

Ease management of virtualised Linux environments into intuitive experience. Unleashes the power of z/VM virtualisation and improves productivity and efficiency.

New! IBM Spectrum Scale 4.1.1 for
Linux on z Systems (841KB)

Simplify information lifecycle and active file management with a fast, highly available, highly scalable clustered file system.

New! IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for
Linux on z (US)

Turn large, complex data volumes into insights with the power of Hadoop on z.

New! IBM Custom Patterns for Linux on z (US)

Standardise and automate Linux product installation and configuration.

Enterprise Linux Server

A simple and economic way to master IT complexity in an integrated Linux server.

IBM Enterprise Cloud System (US)

A complete OpenStack based converged solution for rapid and secure clouds.

z/VM - Efficiency at Scale

Virtualisation for efficient scalability and high consolidation ratios for Linux-based clouds.


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The Linux operating system for the IBM z Systems mainframe is available as commercial distributions from IBM’s Linux Distribution Partners Red Hat and SUSE.

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Hardware

IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualisation technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Solutions

IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our z Systems solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on z Systems and the z/VM hypervisor.

Hardware

IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualisation technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Solutions

IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our z Systems solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on z Systems and the z/VM hypervisor.

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Sparda Daten-verarbeitung eG supports critical services and simplifies administration

NY Municipal Shared Services Cloud connects cities

Kenya Power explores service delivery through intelligent systems

Banca Carige connects to customers with new, secure, mobile services with Linux on z

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ builds a SOA on IBM Linux on z

America First Credit Union has a next gen infrastructure for Linux-based applications