Linux OS on the reliable, secure IBM mainframe platform
The Linux OS on z Systems offers a uniquely powerful enterprise Linux solution for data centre simplicity, trusted operations and unrivaled economics. As well, using the Linux OS on z Systems allows for an easy integration with workloads running on z/OS or z/VSE. It’s an enterprise grade platform for Linux.
Introducing a new mainframe built for cloud and cyber security. Meet the all new IBM z13s.
Linux without limits:
From ordinary to extraordinary
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Featured solutions for Linux on z Systems
The open source revolution is fueled by the need for agility. Join the open source community for Linux on z Systems and benefit from the value of an open ecosystem.
New Advanced Edition provides asynchronous multisite disaster recovery.
Enables high-performing business applications while maximizing hardware utilisation.
Use IBM's premier virtualisation hypervisor, and it’s ease of management with IBM Wave for z/VM , for efficient scalability and extreme consolidation for Linux workloads and Linux-based clouds.
New! KVM for z Systems
Gain simplicity, security, availability and scalability with this open source server virtualisation solution. The standard KVM interface supports Linux OS on z Systems.
The new Rockhopper delivers unprecedented performance, security and resiliency in an entry-level server. This new Linux platform delivers 40 percent more virtual containers per core than the previous version, and delivers massive, high-performance I/O throughput for the demands of a growing business.
Today the Linux OS for the IBM z Systems mainframe is available as commercial distribution from IBM’s Linux Distribution Partners Red Hat and SUSE, their latest versions support z13 and z13s technologies. Ubuntu will join the premier Linux distributions on z Systems.