Tackle the challenge of hybrid cloud

Leading organizations are looking to move their mission-critical apps and data to the cloud. But any enterprise is challenged by all that involves — the requirements for compliance, new regulations, security in the face of increasing cyberthreats, and 24/7 service continuity. More than ever, your IT platform matters.

Why IBM Z for hybrid cloud

Extend privacy and security across your hybrid cloud

According to IDC, customers who take on digital transformation with IBM® Z® average a 52% increase in agility and an additional USD 190M revenue. With IBM Z, your IT platform works in any cloud you choose, with the data privacy, data security and open, industry-standard capabilities you need for mission critical workloads.

A secure cloud platform

Protect data and simplify compliance on a highly resilient, secure platform.

An open cloud platform

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A resilient cloud platform

Gain 99.999%+ availability and recover workloads quickly.

Modernize for cloud

Transform your applications and infrastructure. IBM Z makes it easy to automate and simplify your IT operations by exposing assets via APIs.

See interdependencies

Quickly analyze Z applications to see risks and impacts of changes.

Expose and integrate

Exploit existing assets via RESTful APIs to and from IBM Z.

Gain insights and automate

Get valuable insights and detect anomalies.

Embrace cloud native

Run your apps on IBM Z, a powerful and open platform.  Administrators, developers and architects can deliver and deploy cloud native applications, with no special skills required.

Develop and test faster

Develop, integrate and automate applications and data.

Build as you like

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

Run Linux apps on z/OS

Deploy and manage Linux on Z apps in a z/OS address space.

Integrate with private cloud

IBM Z can integrate with hybrid multicloud environments from behind the firewall.

Cloud native apps

Build, deploy, and manage applications.


Tamper-proof your DevOps with Kubernetes.

z/OS integration

Deploy z/OS resources and services.

Use services from public cloud

Secure blockchain

Run distributed ledgers securely with data and application integration.

Data protection

Gain reliability and data isolation on public cloud.

Making investments in hybrid cloud IT?

Hybrid cloud is the new normal. Over 68% of companies making strategic IT investments view hybrid IT and integrated on-premises/off-premises cloud environments as their default approach. But one size does not fit all – and security, integration, management and agility are key factors.

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