Why IBM Z

IBM Z® software and hardware delivers the securityresiliency, and cloud native experience you need for hybrid cloud. Plus, flexible software pricing offers simpler, adaptable deployment options tailored to your IBM Z® environment.


Develop cloud natively

Red Hat® OpenShift® and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Z® enable more innovation without limitation. Use enterprise-ready, containerized software so your workloads and data can run anywhere.

Build apps faster

Accelerate development with built-in developer tools and processes.

Integrate data

Unify and simplify data collection, organization and analysis.

Transform digitally

Integrate apps, data and cloud services.


Make Dev work with Ops

Deliver at speed

Bring your own IDE to develop, debug, and build  applications with IDz and problem determination tools.

Shift-left testing

Run app integration testing earlier to accelerate development lifecycles.

Develop hybrid apps

Build and test z/OS® components in an environment optimized for OpenShift.


Modernize apps for hybrid cloud

Analyze mainframe applications quickly

Discover app insights and create RESTful APIs.

Integrate your cloud

Integrate z/OS with a modern cloud development platform.

Expose and integrate

Exploit existing assets via RESTful APIs to and from IBM Z.


Ease IT operations with AI and automation

Full-stack monitoring

Simplify the monitoring and management of IBM Z environments with a single tool set.

Speed problem solving

Get actionable insights to accelerate problem identification, isolation, and resolution.

Free up your Ops team

Automate management of system elements across Z hardware and software.


Extract real-time insights from data

Embed AI

Readily deploy AI within your critical applications for real-time insight.

Gain insights from data at the source

Optimize the open source runtimes for data insights.

Speed complex queries

Analyze enterprise data securely in real time.


Speed transactions and application serving

Leading mixed language application server

Deliver exceptional performance and connectivity for mission-critical transactions.

Hierarchical database management software

Gain performance, security and savings with hierarchical database management software.

Store and harness mission critical data

Speed transactions and analytics with enterprise data server technology.


Business value and ROI

Learn why IBM Z customers are expected to gain over USD 190M in revenue impact, USD 3M in operations cost savings, a 44% reduction in unplanned outages, and 2x more agility in new feature development.


Hear from customers

Siam Commercial Bank

“Tailored Fit Pricing is helping us optimize the cost to run the platform so we can utilize it to its maximum potential.”

Wüstenrot

“Our new web and mobile apps are directly linked to the mainframe via RESTful APIs, so our employees always have access to the very latest data.”

BNP Paribas

“… control, autonomy, quality, speed and efficiency will continue to grow, adding business value.”

Cloud native and IT infrastructure

Accelerate hybrid cloud and modernize apps with OpenShift, Cloud Paks and more.

Modernize for cloud

4 ways to transform your mainframe applications for a hybrid cloud world.

More blogs

Stay informed and get expert views on servers and mainframes.

DevOps Acceleration

This early adoption program offers assessments, training, deployment and adoption services.

New to Z

See how developers can build skills and their career on this mission-critical enterprise platform.

Training

Find on-demand and instructor-led technical training.

Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence

Try app modernization in this zero-cost, no-installation trial.

z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition

Create scalable RESTful APIs for mobile and cloud securely from your applications on the mainframe.

More trials

Try the latest IBM Z capabilities today at zero cost, and with no installation required.

TechU virtual conference

Attend the premier technical training event for IBM Systems products and solutions.

OpenShift webinar

See what’s possible when you use this container and Kubernetes application platform with IBM Z.

Future-proof your skills

Explore IBM Z webinars and find upcoming events.

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