Trust your critical workloads to Linux in a private cloud on Z

  • Protect your business: Take advantage of server resilience, pervasive encryption, and business continuity solutions.
  • Gain operational excellence: Benefit from high workload density, flexibility, and standard cloud tooling.
  • Build efficiency: Integrate workloads and deploy them as cloud services on IBM Z.

Elevating Hybrid Cloud

Pervasive encryption for data

Run Linux on a superior server platform

The Linux operating system benefits from the mainframe’s capabilities and strengths:

  • Outstanding data security
  • Availability and performance
  • Efficiency and savings

Explore Linux on Z capabilities

Build, deploy and manage cloud-native apps

Featured software

IBM Cloud Paks are planned to become available. View IBM Cloud Paks

Simplify infrastructure management of z/VM-based Linux virtual machines. View IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center

Automate deployments, configurations and changes. View IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Automate and accelerate software delivery. Learn about Rational Build Forge

Better control access to software assets. Learn about Rational ClearCase

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IBM Cloud Paks. Read technical details (PDF, 749 KB)

IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center datasheet. Read the datasheet (PDF, 165KB)

Hybrid Cloud with IBM Z

DevOps with Linux on z14. Read the solution brief (PDF, 324 KB)

See IBM software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server, SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) and Ubuntu. Use the IBM software tool

Gain insights, data quality and governance

Featured software

Confidently monitor, explore and share data insights.Learn about Cognos Analytics

Get a smart, simple way to mine and explore your data.Learn about Watson Explorer

Deliver structured and unstructured data to any system.Learn about InfoSphere

Use your data on your own terms and save.Learn about Db2

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Cognitive, Analytics and Data Management with Linux on Z Read the solution brief (PDF, 315 KB)

See IBM software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server, SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) and Ubuntu. Use the IBM software tool


Put content to work to realize new value

Featured software

Leverage a multiplatform solution. View IBM Content Manager

Quickly capture, index, archive and present information. View IBM Content Manager OnDemand

Better manage content and gain secure, mobile, anytime access. See IBM FileNet Content Manager

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See IBM software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server, SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) and Ubuntu. Use the IBM software tool

Simplify and accelerate the exchange and integration of data

Featured software

Moving messages - where it needs to go. Learn about IBM MQ

Connecting applications together. Learn about IBM Integration Bus

Extend your business with an advanced mobile application platform. See IBM Mobile Foundation

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Integration with Linux on Z. Read the solution brief (PDF, 334 KB)

See IBM software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server, SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) and Ubuntu. Use the IBM software tool

Leverage IBM Z for security and availability

Featured software

Automate day-to-day infrastructure management and disaster recovery processes. See IBM GDPS

Facilitate advanced storage management of unstructured data. Explore IBM Spectrum Scale

Relocate virtual servers (guest virtual machines) from one member to another. Explore z/VM SSI

Securely deploy software and firmware appliances. IBM Secure Service Container

Linux solutions from IBM Business Partners and ISVs

Featured software

See the benefits of running Oracle on Linux on IBM Z. Explore Oracle solutions for Linux on IBM Z (PDF, 528 KB)

Discover how Linux on Z supports a strong SAP. Learn about SAP apps on Linux with DB2 for z/OS (PDF, 426 KB)

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ISV solutions

Red Hat catalog (link resides outside of

SUSE catalog for IBM Z (link resides outside of

Ubuntu software partners (link resides outside of

Secure and efficient virtualization

Featured software

Use a highly secure and scalable hypervisor virtualization. Explore IBM z/VM

Simplify management of z/VM and virtual Linux servers. Explore IBM Wave for z/VM

Operational efficiency with standard virtualization management. Learn about KVM

Securely build, deploy and manage apps. Meet IBM Hyper Protect Virtual Servers

Learn how to run Docker containers on IBM Z. Explore Docker Containers