IBM z Systems

Reinventing enterprise IT for digital business:
Cloud, analytics, mobile and security

Be agile and powerful with hybrid cloud

Speed innovation and improve qualities of service.

OpenStack Based Cloud Management

A consistent set of standards-based tooling gives you unified control over public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures, spanning a range of platforms from z to distributed.

API Management & z/OS Connect

Mobile and cloud developers can now easily access and reuse enterprise cloud services on z using common languages and open technologies. No z skills required.

IBM and the open community deliver Linux without limits

Linux is everywhere — driving an open standards revolution that creates freedom and agility to fuel enterprise innovation. As businesses look to exploit this open movement and its broad application portfolio for business critical services, they need an infrastructure that can take Linux in the enterprise to a new level.

Unleash the full potential of Linux
with IBM LinuxONE™

One single solution portfolio of hardware, software and services for business critical Linux applications brings together the flexibility and agility of the open revolution with the industry’s most advanced, trusted and high performance Linux system.

Innovate in the new app economy with LinuxONE and IBM z

Fuel your innovation through the application of open technologies on LinuxONE and IBM z. Enable more flexibility within your own organization, drive up productively and accelerate time to market through a growing set of new Linux, open source and industry solutions.


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.

Operating Systems

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.

More choices with Ubuntu

Bringing more flexibility and choice, Ubuntu joins RedHat and SUSE as the premier Linux distributions on IBM z.

KVM for LinuxONE and IBM z

Joining z/VM, KVM on LinuxONE and IBM z offers an alternative open source hypervisor solution for your cloud deployments and big data solutions.

Open Mainframe Project

The Linux Foundation has established an open forum for vendors, users and academia to work together to advance Linux tools and technologies for enterprise innovation.

z Systems and VMware make a great pair

VMware vRealize™ Automation™ supports provisioning and workload orchestration on LinuxONE, z Systems and Power Systems through OpenStack APIs, further enabling hybrid cloud multi-platform environments.

Open Source Software and Industry Solutions

Driven by the maturity of NoSQL databases and development languages, the Linux open market offers more enterprise grade capabilities - security, performance, high availability and disaster recovery.