Linux on z Systems – an enterprise grade Linux solution
While Linux on z is based on the common Linux kernel, has the same look and feel as every Linux, it can provide advantages not available with other platforms—that’s why we call it an enterprise grade Linux solution.

Linux on z Systems provides an outstanding solution, especially with the new IBM z13 (z13), and from the synergistic combination with the impressive z/VM virtualization, IBM Wave for z/VM (IBM Wave) virtualization management, and other technologies such as IBM Spectrum Scale—based on IBM GPFS technology, IBM zAware and the IBM GDPS/PPRC resiliency capability. Each adding values and providing the overall enterprise grade Linux solution.

Linux on z can help to build an IT infrastructure that:

Linux on z Systems can do more with less, providing IT organizations a robust and effective enterprise grade Linux solution for new workload deployment and consolidation to eliminate complexity.

The cost benefits

Linux on z Systems can help lower your IT costs by running up to hundreds of virtual Linux servers concurrently with ensured isolation of each virtual server. Workload deployment onto a single z Systems server, including consolidation of distributed servers, provide cost reduction opportunities in: