Linux OS on IBM z Systems

Linux solutions on the IBM mainframe offer an enterprise grade infrastructure

The enterprise grade platform for Linux provides unique advantage. Linux on z supports not only an open source ecosystem, but also the integration with workloads running on z/OS and z/VSE, while delivering high levels of performance, scalability and security.


Extraordinary Linux infrastructure

New! Open source ecosystem

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

IBM solutions

Big data and analytics

Big data and analytics on the same platform as the transactional data.


BI and data warehousing on the same platform as the transactional data.

Application development

Virtualized, integrated IBM solutions.

IBM Software

IBM is providing a list of the available IBM software for “Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)”, “SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES)” and “Ubuntu” via an online tool (no registration required).

Virtualization solutions

New! IBM LinuxONE

A unified portfolio of hardware, software and services solutions for the Linux operating environment brings together the flexibility and agility of the open revolution with the industry’s most advanced, trusted and high performance enterprise processing system.

ISV solutions

Explore the broad range of Linux software and solutions from IBM Business Partners and independent software vendors (ISV).