Virtualize your entire operation on the IBM Z® mainframe and gain up to 100% utilization — with more security, scalability and savings
What is server virtualization?
Server virtualization is the optimization of an IT infrastructure through the creation of a virtual instance of an operating system on a virtual platform, thus reducing the need for more physical servers.
This leading hypervisor for the mainframe can run thousands of Linux® on Z virtual machines on one system – and can also run z/OS®, z/VSE® and z/TPF. IBM z/VM’s reliability, performance, system management and security offer a strong foundation for all of your applications.
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is an open source hypervisor, and is available with the Linux distributions for IBM Z. IBM provides KVM enablement for IBM Z to exploit the IBM Z architecture for scalability, performance, security, and resilience.
Dynamic Partition Manager (DPM) is a configuration manager, designed to set up and manage Linux servers in a partition on IBM Z. A partition is a virtual representation of all of the physical hardware resources of the IBM Z system.
*99.99999% disclaimer: Internal data based on measurements and projections was used in calculating the expected value. The z15 servers must be configured in a parallel sysplex using z/OS 2.3 or above; GDPS management of data and middleware recovery across Metro distance systems and storage, including GDPS Metro Multi-site Workload and GDPS Continuous Availability; and DS888X with IBM HyperSwap. Necessary resiliency technology must be enabled, such as System Managed CF Structure Duplexing, Sysplex failure management and Capacity Provisioning Manager. Other configurations may provide different availability characteristics.