Virtualization on System z

Virtualization for Linux, z/OS and z/VSE

Virtualization on System z offers industry-leading and large-scale proven1 Cloud and IT optimization capabilities to drive down the costs of managing and maintaining the tremendous proliferation of servers in today’s technology infrastructures.

System z provides virtualization together with an extensive set of service management capabilities, including automated performance optimization and problem management, to help lower and control costs and providing secure IT services.

Virtualization Highlights

The zEnterprise System allows IT organizations to consolidate multiple systems and software stacks on a single platform, deploying an integrated hardware platform that brings System z and distributed technologies together.

Virtualization technologies supported on System z servers include the Processor Resource/System Manager (PR/SM) and the z/VM virtualization software.

From simple multitasking to logical partitions to complete simulation of virtual hardware and operating environments, the System z virtualization capabilities provide mature and sophisticated virtualization technologies.

That makes System z an obvious choice for cloud computing with massive scalability, superior user experience, and great economics.

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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 virtualization technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Operating Systems

IBM System z supports multiple operation systems:


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z 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.

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