Meet the new IBM LinuxONE

Your organization requires cloud without compromise. That means you gain the agility of cloud while keeping your data private and protected, your systems available and your workload migration smooth.

Discover how IBM LinuxONE provides superior levels of data protection, resiliency and openness — all on a platform purpose-built for cloud and integrated with IBM Storage on an open-source Linux® operating system.

Build once, deploy anywhere

Customer demand for new digital and AI services is driving a shift to cloud native applications. Unleash the power of your developers to rapidly launch new applications while ensuring predictable, stable pricing.

Enable cloud native experiences with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM LinuxONE

With Red Hat® OpenShift® now on IBM LinuxONE, you can build, deploy, manage, orchestrate and automate applications and infrastructure through an integrated process on a system designed to be secure and resilient. Consistently manage and coordinate cloud native workloads on a single platform to accelerate time to market.

Build and modernize with open-source tools

Linux containers, Kubernetes and other open-source tools empower your developers to build and modernize new digital and AI cloud services on IBM LinuxONE. Deploy applications quickly and scale when needed through an enterprise-wide continuous integration/continuous delivery approach built on open source yet automated and scalable.

Get storage that is fast, reliable and secure

With IBM DS8900F, you combine all the benefits of IBM LinuxONE for critical cloud workloads with the fastest, most reliable IBM storage system designed to be secure. Efficiently develop, deploy and maintain cloud native applications with IBM DS8900F support for Red Hat OpenShift1 and IBM Cloud™ Paks.

Integrate hybrid multicloud workloads

With IBM LinuxONE and IBM Storage together, you can seamlessly integrate hybrid multicloud workloads. The IBM TS7770 virtual tape solution allows you to transfer data directly and more efficiently to any cloud. Save on IBM LinuxONE CPU utilization2 with IBM DS8900F so you can use it for new, growing workloads such as cognitive computing, business intelligence and real-time analytics.


[1] Through OpenShift flex volume driver support.

[2] IBM DS8900F provides Transparent Cloud Tiering capabilities that allow organizations to introduce hybrid cloud as a new storage tier for data archiving, long term retention, and data protection in IBM LinuxONE environments through the integration with DFSMS. Thanks to deep integration with z/OS, TCT provides up to 50% savings in mainframe CPU utilization when migrating large datasets as compared to other traditional archiving methods. Results are based on internal IBM data measurements on an EC12 when migrating large data sets.

Keep data private and protected

Today sensitive data is routinely shared across the enterprise. How can you keep this data protected and private wherever it goes?

With IBM LinuxONE you can encrypt data across your enterprise and hybrid multicloud environment.

Maintain control over enterprise data

IBM Data Privacy Passports on IBM LinuxONE III is a consolidated data-centric audit and protection (DCAP) technology that has the capability to protect eligible data along its journey by setting appropriate data protection controls for your enterprise. It can help clients reduce the risks associated with a security breach and can also help address compliance requirements.1

Protect data within your enterprise

Selective data encryption can be costly and resource intensive. With pervasive encryption on IBM LinuxONE, you no longer need to choose which data to encrypt. Encrypt data with no impact to SLAs and no application changes. Network encryption helps protect data in flight, while dataset encryption is designed to ward off insider attacks that could compromise unencrypted data.


[1] Data Privacy Passports supports data sources that can be accessed through a JDBC connection.

Protect data across hybrid multicloud with IBM Storage

With encryption of data at rest and in flight on the IBM DS8900F enterprise data system, you can extend the security and protection capabilities of IBM LinuxONE to Storage. Create a trusted network that ensures data is accessed only by authorized IBM LinuxONE and DS8900F devices.

Achieve access designed to be secure

Access data across an entire grid of linked IBM TS7770 platforms using IBM LinuxONE host systems, even if they are not in the same physical location. Keep pace with regulations and requirements with data transfer capabilities that encrypt all grid data — at rest, in the cloud and in flight over ethernet.

Be available for your customers

Your customers require 24/7 availability. Answer their call with a platform with five nines availability: IBM LinuxONE. Reduce the impact of planned and unplanned downtime with a resilient platform. And scale containers with a secure solution: the new IBM Secure Execution for Linux.

Stay available for customers

IBM LinuxONE is designed to deliver 99.999% availability through a combination of highly reliable components such as RAIM memory and high-availability software such as IBM GDPS®.

Isolate workloads at scale

With IBM LinuxONE III you can use IBM Secure Execution for Linux to provide scalable isolation for individual workloads to protect from attacks such as malicious administrative access. Deploy secured and isolated services within a single LinuxONE server, without needing to run on physically separated logical partitions (LPARs).1


[1] Cryptographic isolation uses special encryption keys in the hardware. IBM Secure Execution is supported on the latest z15 and LinuxONE III generation machines (including T02 and LT2).

Extend cyber resilience to storage

With IBM DS8900F and IBM TS7770 storage, you can extend IBM LinuxONE business continuity, availability and disaster recovery capabilities. Meet service-level agreements by recovering access to your data in seconds and operating important services without interruptions.1

Safeguard against breaches and cyberattacks

Don’t let breaches disrupt business as usual. IBM DS8900F Safeguarded Copy is designed to protect your data — and your customers’ data — from being modified or deleted due to user errors or ransomware attacks. And thanks to TS7770 integration with physical tape systems, you get air gap protection between data and online hackers to safeguard against cyberattacks.


[1] With multi-site data replication for disaster recovery, DS8900F provides continuous access to data for mission-critical environments. HyperSwap technology provides no-data-loss capabilities within metro distances, and at more than 1,000miles, IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex enables the rapid recovery of business operations with two to four seconds RPO and less than 60 seconds RTO. Disclaimer: Based on real customer metrics with GDPS continuous availability environments.

Get the platform purpose-built for cloud

You need a platform designed for the modern data center and designed for your needs. With IBM LinuxONE, you can deploy and consume compute resources flexibly and on-demand, regardless of your size and capacity needs. Benefit from flexible consumption models, on-chip compression for defined workloads, and a footprint that fits into the cloud data center.

Find a LinuxONE that meet your needs

Whether you’re a startup, a Fortune 500 company, or in between, IBM LinuxONE can meet your workload needs. As you grow so can your LinuxONE capacity, from the single-frame model to the fully equipped multiframe.

Meet demands with flexibility

Benefit from flexible consumption models designed for public, private and hybrid cloud workloads. Slide IBM LinuxONE right into your hybrid multicloud environment with flexible packaging, air cooling, and entry points designed for cloud data centers.

Choose from flexible storage options

Size your storage to the needs of your business. The IBM DS8900F enterprise data system and the TS7770 virtual tape solution provide a variety of racked and rack-mounted solutions with the same powerful enterprise capabilities across all the configurations.

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