Simplify life for developers with a cloud native experience

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With Red Hat® OpenShift®, IBM Cloud Paks, IBM Wazi and z/OS Cloud Broker on the IBM Z® platform, you gain greater flexibility, portability and consistency when developing and deploying new digital and AI-infused services. With IBM Z you can cut your time to market by fully integrating the platform into your cloud infrastructure.

Greater performance and scalability for mission critical data encryption

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Manage data privacy by policy and keep data protected from internal and external threats – at rest and in flight. IBM Data Privacy Passports, a data privacy and security enforcement solution, is designed to control access and revocation to off-platform data across your enterprise and protect your ecosystem’s data. IBM z15 now supports more crypto cards and up to 250% more crypto domains for ultimate encryption scalability.

Enhanced instant recovery delivers ultimate uptime for high availability

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Reduce your points of failure and build a 24x7 operation. Instant Recovery unlocks system capacity to deliver faster recovery. System Recovery Boost now supports a new class of boost, called recovery process boosts, that can be applied to a range of sysplex recovery processes to minimize disruption and maximize sysplex resiliency. IBM Secure Execution is designed to isolate workloads at granularity to help protect them from internal and external threats. IBM z15 can scale up to thousands of workloads in a single system.

Flexible compute for any business, any cloud

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IBM Z is trusted by businesses of all sizes, ranging from two-thirds of the Fortune 100 to next-gen startups. IBM z15™ can make resources available on demand and speed up execution time for workloads through on-chip accelerators for cryptography, compression and complex sorting. IBM z15 T02 systems now offer a reserved space to collocate IBM Storage, delivering a complete cloud solution in one footprint. Flexible consumption models, flexible packaging (such as air cooling), and a new lower entry point are now available.

How customers use it


Hear how this bank uses the resiliency of IBM Z to handle 1.5 billion monthly transactions.

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See how this service provider gains data security and peace of mind for retail banking customers.

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Technical details

Technical specifications

IBM z15 offers unique system capabilities:

  • Security: Secure Execution for Linux, CPACF, Crypto Express7S, Smartcards
  • Instant Recovery: IBM System Recovery Boost sysplex enhancements
  • Specialty engines: IFL, zIIP, Internal Coupling Facility, SAP (for I/O)
  • I/O: FICON Express, zHyperLink Express, RoCE Express and OSA-Express
  • Integrated Accelerators: Crypto, compression and sort
  • Flexibility: IBM z15 T02 systems offer a reserved space to collocate IBM Storage.

Software requirements

Supported operating systems:

  • z/OS® V2.4, 2.3, 2.2
  • Linux on Z (our partners are Red Hat, Canonical and SUSE)
  • z/VM® 7.2, 7.1 ,6.4
  • z/VSE® V6.2
  • z/TPF 1.1
  • KVM hypervisor for IBM Z (offered by Linux distribution partners)

Hardware requirements

Specifications will vary by model and configuration. See the Redbook for details and requirements.


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