Server virtualization allows organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and save money. Virtualization on IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE™ allows you to inherit the unique advantages of IBM z/Architecture®:

  • Gain the highest levels of isolation and integrity.
  • Consolidate and deploy a wide range of workloads.
  • Reduce server management costs.


Get up to 7 times better performance per core on IBM z14™ vs. x86.


Get 4.8 times better workload performance with additional z/VM memory.

What’s possible with server virtualization on IBM Z?

Reduce risk and increase security

Protect your data and customers:

  • Boost security with the highest security classification for LPAR technology.
  • Aid disaster recovery with disk volume mirroring.
  • Gain high-speed encryption technology.
  • Rely on “always on” availability.

Gain massive scalability

Can you efficiently run thousands of virtual servers on one system? With IBM Z you can:

  • Host more servers per core than on any other system.
  • Scale up and out quickly during spikes in demand.
  • Deploy and consolidate a wide range of workloads.
  • Redistribute system resources dynamically.

Reduce costs

Meet the challenge of budget limitations:

  • Reduce operational and maintenance efforts.
  • Lower risk of outages and continuity costs.
  • Keep software licenses and support costs low.
  • Use floor space and energy consumption more efficiently.

Simplify operations

Virtualize everything with nearly 100% utilization:

  • Add or remove physical resources while maintaining continuity.
  • Allow significant over-commitment of real resources.
  • Direct resources efficiently with automated service management.
  • Communicate via the network-in-the-box.

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Built-in virtualization

Read about LPAR, Dynamic Partition Manager and Secure Service Container technologies.

Extreme virtualization

Consolidate and deploy hundreds of virtual servers on one server.

Open source virtualization

Use strategic open source components on the IBM Z platform.

Hear from customers

Vitec AutoData

Gives clients easier access to critical services while cutting its own TCO.


Gains advantage with a modern, cost-effective infrastructure.

California DMV

See how a three-times-faster solution handled the surge in demand.

Join us at events

IBM Think 2019

Find recommendations based on your role; then grab your spot.

Virtualization events

Find Z user groups, webcasts and technical conferences.

More IBM events

Connect with experts and discover game-changing technology.

Get training


Explore the IBM Skills Gateway.

Virtual training series

Listen to videos on z/VM, KVM and Linux on Z topics.

Ready to see how much you can scale, secure and save with virtualization on IBM Z?

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