Why Linux on Z?

The Linux operating system benefits from the IBM Z platform’s capabilities and strengths.

With Linux on the new IBM z15™ and LinuxONE III, you can transform your application and data portfolio with innovative data privacysecurity, and cyber resiliency capabilities – all delivered through a hybrid cloud.

The mainframe is open

Run open-source software on IBM Z and LinuxONE for optimal security, performance and scalability.

Innovate faster with Red Hat® OpenShift® and IBM Cloud Paks® – a cloud native platform that is open to any app, team, or infrastructure and containerized software that can run workloads and data anywhere.

Certifications and IBM-tested platforms

Find the information and support you need for certified and IBM-tested Linux platforms of the distribution partners Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical (Ubuntu).

Celebrating Linux

20 years of Linux on IBM Z, 5 years of IBM LinuxONE and 1 year of Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxONE.

Hear from customers

TES Enterprise Solutions

Red Hat OpenShift support significantly increases options for cloud integration.

Nowy Styl

Smart system consolidation and accelerated performance with style.


Delivers fast, personalized customer services at scale with cutting-edge IBM technology.

IBM live virtual classes

Learn about Linux on Z, z/VM, IBM Wave for z/VM, KVM on Z and more.

IBM training for Linux and z/VM

IBM training and skills

Get training in your preferred format through the IBM Skills Gateway.

IBM Systems Lab Services

Consultants with proven expertise can help you design and deliver Linux, z/VM, and KVM infrastructure solutions.

IBM open source support

Our Linux distribution partners provide support for their distributions.

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