Linux on System z advantages

Commercial distributions
Linux for System z is available as commercial distributions from IBM’s Linux Distribution Partners Red Hat and SUSE. It is available for download over the Internet or packaged for physical delivery. These distributions typically include the Linux operating system enabled for System z, device drivers, routines for installation, Web servers and shells.

Promotional pricing from Linux distributors

Linux distribution partners are supporting the IBM Solution Edition for Enterprise Linux and the IBM Enterprise Linux Server.

IBM support, services and documentation

IBM and its partners complement the Linux on System z offering with consulting and management services, education services and documentation