Why Lab Services for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE systems?

IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE technical consultants help you design, build, and implement the foundation of a smart enterprise on highly available z/OS, zVM, KVM and Linux infrastructure solutions.



Deploy IBM Cloud Private and OpenStack-based cloud management services for IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE, storage and networking for enterprise transactions, systems of record and application workloads with help from our team. We provide services for z/OS Cloud provisioning and management with API-enabling technology such as z/OS Connect and z/OSMF. We also help you integrate with cloud management platforms, such as VMware vRealize Automation and IBM Wave.


We consult with clients and deploy IT infrastructure—including security—to help them take advantage of new transformational projects in blockchain. Our technical consultants work hand-in-hand with other IBM services colleagues to create complete solutions for clients who want to use blockchain for strategic use cases on premises.


To make decisions based on real-time data analysis, we help clients deploy highly available and secure IBM Z and LinuxONE infrastructure for enterprise analytics platforms. We also focus on real-time analytics with Apache Spark for z/OS and Linux on Z, Machine Learning for z/OS, and predictive analytics with zAware and IBM Z Operational Analytics. We help clients deploy the infrastructure for their enterprise analytics platforms, such as IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator.

Enterprise security

Today, pervasive encryption has become a requirement, not a nice to have.  We advise on using built-in enterprise security capabilities and how to simplify complex operational security processes. We provide security health checks and deployment across IBM Z and LinuxONE, as well as providing assistance in the areas of auditing and compliance for standards such as PCI, HIPPA and GDPR.

Enterprise Linux

Enterprise-grade platforms for Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE enable open solutions in the data center with trusted operations and unrivaled economics. We provide services for all options of virtualization including z/VM, KVM and LPAR. We focus on clients new to the platform with specialized offerings, such as support of select open-source solutions.

Service resiliency

Service resiliency, including monitoring and assessing the performance and efficiency of application and database environments on IBM Z and LinuxONE systems, is a requirement—not a nice to have.  We recommend designs, including best practices for optimal performance and resiliency across database, server, storage and virtualization environments.


By monitoring and assessing the performance and efficiency of systems, application and database environments on IBM Z and LinuxONE, we can recommend and help clients implement best practices for optimal performance across database, server, storage, and virtualization environments.


Performance, trusted security, and services are why 44 of the top 50 banks, many government and healthcare organizations and all top 10 insurers run on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. To make the most of your investment, consider IBM Lab Services for Z and Linux


the number of exposed records that were encrypted, since 2013. [1]


number of x86 servers needed to handle the work of a single LinuxONE box.[2]