Hybrid cloud requires OS flexibility

IBM® Z® mainframes run on z/OS®, Linux®, z/VM®, z/VSE® and z/TPF, with multiple operating systems often running on a single mainframe. Each OS’ unique characteristics bring the security, resiliency and agility of the mainframe platform to your hybrid cloud. 

Build for cloud

Unleash the power of your developers to rapidly launch new services for hybrid multicloud.

Protect data

Keep data protected and encrypted across your enterprise and hybrid multicloud environment.

Stay resilient

Gain availability and flexibility to meet workload demands regardless of your capacity needs.

Mainframe operating systems

z/OS for security and flexibility

Get an OS ready to run mainframe apps and Linux containers with high availability, utilization, agility, and security.

Linux for open source agility

Enterprise Linux delivers security, efficiency and performance to your Linux and container workloads on premises and in hybrid clouds.

z/VSE for ease of management

Gain security and reliability for transactions and batch workloads. With connectors, z/VSE can be integrated into a hybrid IT environment and co-located in a Linux on Z environment.

z/TPF for transaction processing

Process high transaction volumes — such as credit cards and airline reservations — in near-real-time with an OS designed for the quality service of the mainframe.

OS solutions

z/VM hypervisor for virtualization at scale

Run thousands of Linux on Z virtual machines on one system – as well as z/OS, z/VSE and z/TPF — with reliability, performance, system management and security for your applications.

KVM for an open source hypervisor

This strategic open source component for the IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE platforms is offered through our Linux distribution partners to help simplify ordering.

Infrastructure services for IBM Z

Our technical consultants can help you design, build, and implement the foundation of a smart enterprise on highly available z/OS, z/VM, KVM and Linux infrastructure solutions.

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