Why LinuxONE for open source?

Open source software has expanded from a low-cost alternative to a platform for enterprise databases,
clouds and next-generation apps. LinuxONE was built for open source so you can harness the agility of
the open revolution on the industry’s security-rich, scalable and high-performing Linux server.

"The results of up to 2x the throughput performance far exceeds our goal."

- Simon Riggs, CTO and founder, 2ndQuadrant

"Ubuntu 16.04 on IBM LinuxONE – an entirely new and extraordinary class of cloud."

- Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical Founder

“There is clear customer demand for Docker solutions on IBM's highly scalable servers.”

— Roger Egan, SVP Sales, Docker

Featured open source software that runs better on LinuxONE

Analytics and cognitive

Apache Spark, Elasticsearch, and TensorFlow


Hyperledger Fabric


MariaDB, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL


Go, PHP, Python, Ruby and Swift

Linux distributions

Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu


Chef, Juju, OpenStack, and Puppet


node.JS, Apache Tomcat, and OpenJDK

Virtualization and containers

Docker, Kubernetes, and KVM

Meet the LinuxONE family

IBM Emperor II

This top-of-the-line Linux system is engineered to help you deliver premium database and cloud services with pervasive encryption, lightning speed, and massive scalability.

Rockhopper II

The newest Linux server in the LinuxONE family offers similar advanced capabilities to the Emperor II – and is sized to fit any data center, from a cloud service provider to an established bank.


With today’s announcement of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running on IBM LinuxONE and IBM Z with pervasive encryption, customers and service providers will be able to scale-up their containerized applications, manage them more easily with Kubernetes, and better protect them from external and internal attacks.

Learn Forward

Connects presenters and audiences through interactive presentations to increase real-time engagement.

Beijing Institute of Technology

Empowers students and researchers to build blockchain solutions on a high-performing platform for Hyperledger.

The Plastic Bank

New banking system uses ultra-secure blockchain on LinuxONE to help reduce ocean plastic and empower citizens of developing nations.

SUSE + LinuxONE security

Cloud security with IBM LinuxONE and SUSE Linux Enterprise 15

DBaaS + LinuxONE security

DBaaS security with IBM LinuxONE and MongoDB

Ubuntu + LinuxONE security

Container security with IBM LinuxONE and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

TCO calculator

See how much you can save by running your workloads on LinuxONE.

Ready to see how open source on LinuxONE can transform for your business?


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