Linux on IBM z Systems

Linux on IBM System z

Enterprise Linux on the IBM mainframe

Looking for a true enterprise Linux environment? The Linux os on z Systems offers a uniquely powerful enterprise Linux solution helping with data center simplicity, trusted operations and unrivaled economics – it’s an enterprise grade Linux solution.

What we offer

Enterprise Linux on z Systems solutions

New! IBM Wave for z/VM 1.2

Ease management of virtualized Linux environments into intuitive experience. Unleashes the power of z/VM virtualization and improves productivity and efficiency.

New! IBM Spectrum Scale 4.1.1 for
Linux on z Systems (841KB)

Simplify information lifecycle and active file management with a fast, highly available, highly scalable clustered file system.

New! IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for
Linux on z

Turn large, complex data volumes into insights with the power of Hadoop on z.

New! IBM Custom Patterns for Linux on z

Standardize and automate Linux product installation and configuration.

Enterprise Linux Server

A simple and economic way to master IT complexity in an integrated Linux server.

IBM Enterprise Cloud System

A complete OpenStack based converged solution for rapid and secure clouds

z/VM - Efficiency at Scale

Virtualization for efficient scalability and high consolidation ratios for Linux-based clouds


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The Linux operating system for the IBM z Systems mainframe is available as commercial distributions from IBM’s Linux Distribution Partners Red Hat and SUSE.

Success stories

Sparda Daten-verarbeitung eG supports critical services and simplifies administration

NY Municipal Shared Services Cloud connects cities

Kenya Power explores service delivery through intelligent systems

Banca Carige connects to customers with new, secure, mobile services with Linux on z

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ builds a SOA on IBM Linux on z

America First Credit Union has a next gen infrastructure for Linux-based applications