Bring security and resiliency to your hybrid multicloud with the Linux® operating system on the IBM Z® platform
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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 privacy, security, and cyber resiliency capabilities – all delivered through a hybrid cloud.
Why Z for Linux (404 KB)
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.
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Find the information and support you need for certified and IBM-tested Linux platforms of the distribution partners Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical (Ubuntu).
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20 years of Linux on IBM Z, 5 years of IBM LinuxONE and 1 year of Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxONE.
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Red Hat OpenShift support significantly increases options for cloud integration.
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Smart system consolidation and accelerated performance with style.
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