Virtual servers

Server virtualization benefits on the IBM mainframe

Server virtualization is critical to cloud deployment and an optimization IT infrastructure. The platform you choose for your server virtualization impacts utilization, scalability, security, disaster recovery and efficiency. Selecting IBM z Systems offers unique benefits for enterprise virtualization.

Gain massive scalability with workloads on a single server

Reduce risk and increase security with mainframe server virtualization

Improve and simplify operations with virtualization on the mainframe

Lower costs with enterprise level server virtualization

Take the next step with server virtualization on z Systems

z/VM virtualization software

Scalable and secure server virtualization hypervisor

IBM Wave for z/VM

Intelligent visualization for easier server virtualization management

PR/SM integration with all z Systems (PDF, 7.55MB)

Divide servers into logical partitions (LPARs).

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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.

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