IBM System z Software Pricing

Welcome to the IBM System z Software Pricing Website, designed to help you understand IBM's mainframe software licensing/pricing terms and conditions. This website offers:

System z software pricing refers to both the pricing and the licensing terms and conditions for IBM software products that run in a mainframe environment. IBM's mainframe software portfolio includes IBM operating system software (z/OS, z/TPF, z/VM, and z/VSE) and middleware that runs on these operating systems. IBM also offers a collection of tools to manage the mainframe environment and a set of software that executes in host-based Linux environment. IBM mainframe software pricing is grouped into two categories:

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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualization technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Operating Systems

IBM System z supports multiple operation systems:


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.