IBM mainframes:

Secure more, deliver more, do more

Hybrid cloud

IBM Z is the only platform to offer 100% encryption of all application and cloud service data, meaning that you get unparalleled cloud security that keeps your sensitive data safe.


When a single data breach costs $3.86 million, you quite literally can’t afford anything but the ironclad security and complete data encryption of IBM mainframes.


The business world moves fast, and your IT infrastructure needs to be able to respond with great speed and versatility. IBM mainframes give you the availability that’s required to stay resilient in an evolving environment.

Evolve your mainframe strategy for the modern world

82 percent of organizations plan to increase or maintain enterprise data server usage over the next two years. Mainframe modernization may seem like an unsexy challenge, but it could be critical to your business objectives.

Meet the IBM mainframe servers

IBM Z® mainframes give you the world’s best security and reliability, with millisecond response times, hybrid cloud deployment and performance at scale.

IBM z14

The new z14 single frame and z14 dual frame mainframes enable the ultimate protection for your data, simplifying compliance and delivering exceptional service even at peak volumes.

IBM z13

This earlier generation Z platform speeds insight, offers scale, and protects transactions with the reliability you can expect from the IBM mainframe.

IBM z13s

This highly available and secure system for hybrid cloud and real-time analytics gives you the capabilities of the z13 in a smaller footprint and at a more affordable price.

Why mainframes?



Less than 1 minute of unplanned downtime per server per year (1)


x86 servers equivalent

Run up to 8,000 virtual machines on a single server (2)


faster encryption

With 88% less staff at 5% of the total cost of x86 (3)

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