What is cloud native development?

Cloud native is less about where an application resides and more about how an application is built and deployed.

With the new IBM z15you can build digital - and AI - infused services – developed once and deployed anywhere – across your cloud. With cloud native on IBM Z, developers gain consistent development, deployment, management, orchestration and automation.


What IBM Z offers for cloud native development

Red Hat® OpenShift® and IBM Cloud Paks™
With OpenShift and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Z and LinuxONE you can:

  • Develop and deploy cloud-native applications faster and more effectively
  • Integrate with existing data and services
  • Enjoy the highest levels of security, reliability and availability

Automate cloud services

Simplify configuration and resource access, and streamline automation of operations.

Integrate cloud services

Securely access z/OS services with platforms such as OpenShift®.

Secure your apps

Protect mission-critical apps in hybrid multicloud environments.

Build as you like

Develop z/OS apps with software such as COBOL, PL/I, HLASM, Java® and C/C++.

Develop and test faster

Develop, integrate and automate applications and data on an open platform.


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