Enterprise cloud computing

IBM z Systems for the world’s most efficient,
reliable and secure clouds

Why enterprise cloud on IBM z

Today’s businesses need unprecedented levels of infrastructure agility which is driving widespread cloud adoption. IBM z Systems is the world's leading cloud platform for today's enterprise transactions, systems of record (SOR), and the application workloads of tomorrow.

IBM z Systems cloud software

New! OpenStack Based Cloud Management

A consistent set of standards-based tooling gives you unified control over public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures, spanning a range of platforms from z to distributed.

New! VMware vRealize™ Automation™ (PDF, 454KB)

Supports provisioning and workload orchestration on z Systems through OpenStack APIs, for agile hybrid cloud multi-platform environments.

New! IBM Bluemix and z Systems

Go from idea to application in days and develop composable business services with ease.

API Management & z/OS Connect

Mobile and cloud developers can now easily access and reuse enterprise cloud services on z using common languages and open technologies. No z skills required.

New! KVM for z Systems

This new open source server virtualization solution offers more security, availability and scalability with lower complexity and cost for your cloud deployments and big data solutions.

IBM Wave for z/VM

Improve productivity, simplify management, move to cloud quickly with virtualization.

IBM z Systems cloud servers

The IBM z13 mainframe provides industry-leading capacity to run as many as 8,000 virtual servers in a single system.

Cloud Computing with xCAT on z/VM

An open sourced tool, Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) on z/VM can manage, provision, and monitor physical and virtual machines, and is available as a free download.

IBM z System Solution Edition for Cloud Computing

Delivers a competitively priced offering, providing a services automation and management framework for the adoption of cloud computing environments

Making your enterprise applications Cloud-enabled with CICS (MP3, 8.9MB)

Podcast describes how CICS V5.1 facilitates Platform-as-a-Service for private clouds, enablng mission-critical applications running on CICS to be cloud-enabled.

Success stories


  • Redpaper


    Secure Hybrid Cloud Connectivity with IBM Bluemix and z Systems

  • IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack

    IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack

    Ease of use and intelligent workload management

  • IDC


    Managed Service Providers — Gaining operational efficiency

  • Clipper


    A faster and better on-ramp to cloud infrastructure

  • Clipper


    Why IBM Mainframe for systems of engagement

  • Solitaire


    z Systems for MSPs — The substantial advantages

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Browse z Systems


Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z System, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems supports multiple operation systems:


IBM z Systems combine leading-edge innovation and unparalleled capabilities to power cloud, business analytics, mobile applications, and the most important workloads.

Events and webcasts