Comparing Virtualization Alternatives - What's best for your business?

Getting the most out of your IT investment with z/VM virtualization

Virtualization is one of the most powerful tools available to achieve increased leverage and efficiency of IT resources in today’s challenging business environment. A strong virtualization foundation is critical in achieving an effective cloud-computing strategy.

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Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z System, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.

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IBM z Systems supports multiple operation systems:


IBM z Systems combine leading-edge innovation and unparalleled capabilities to power cloud, business analytics, mobile applications, and the most important workloads.