Virtual servers

Why IBM mainframe for virtual servers?

Optimal resource sharing between virtual servers can help your enterprise realise up to 100 percent system resource use. IBM z Systems mainframes offer outstanding virtual server density, making it possible to deploy thousands of virtual servers on a single mainframe. IBM mainframe security delivers high levels of isolation and protection of services on virtual servers for greater data integrity. Look to IBM z Systems for industry-leading and proven1 cloud and IT optimisation capabilities to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining a proliferation of servers.


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8,000 virtual servers on a single system offer unparalleled scalability.

Benefits of IBM z Systems for virtual servers

IBM mainframe virtualisation technologies for virtual servers

New! KVM for IBM z Systems

Use the combination of KVM virtualisation and IBM z Systems for more performance and flexibility to address the requirements of varied Linux workloads. KVM's open source virtualisation on IBM z Systems allows businesses to reduce costs, share resources and improve service levels.

z/VM virtualisation software (US)

Consolidate and deploy thousands of virtual servers on one mainframe for extreme horizontal scalability, savings potential and resource sharing. z/VM is designed for real time provisioning of virtual servers for diverse workloads in a protected, isolated environment.

IBM Wave for z/VM

Simplify management of virtual Linux servers and z/VM from a single user interface. Deploy cloud infrastructure quickly by identifying and aggregating resources. Gain flexible reporting, support for advanced z/VM capabilities in a few keystrokes, and automation of common virtualisation tasks.

Logical partitioning with z Systems (PDF, 13.5MB) 

Divide one physical server into up to 85 logical partitions (LPAR) running a mix of multiple z/OS, z/VM, Linux, Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) and z/VSE instances isolated and secured in parallel. Share resources across LPARs or dedicated to a particular LPAR. Running a mix of multiple z/OS, z/VM, Linux, TPF and z/VSE instances isolated and secured in parallel.

Thousands of virtual servers inside a single z Systems server


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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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