What can mainframe technologies do for your transformation?

IBM® hardware and software technologies are continuously evolving to help enterprises transform and deliver better security, faster insights and reliable cloud infrastructures.

Better for security

Protect your data and reputation with the highest security certification, pervasive encryption, robust user identification and simpler compliance.

Better for cloud

Not all clouds are equal. IBM Z technology accelerates cloud deployments while minimizing disruption and lets you be both open and secure.

Better for insights

Every interaction and transaction produces data. Can you transform it into real-time insight? Machine learning on Z can – with no data movement.

Featured technologies for security

Pervasive encryption

Simplify compliance and protect your critical data from internal and external threats without application changes. IBM z14™ encrypts 100% of application, cloud service and database data.

IBM® Multi-Factor Authentication for z/OS®

Add authentication factors to z/OS systems, define policies and apply them to specific IDs, when you pair this software with IBM Resource Access Control Facility.

IBM Secure Service Container

These appliances are integrated to inherit mainframe security, reliability and performance. They fully encrypt data and enable limits to administrator access.

Featured technologies for cloud availability


This multi- or single-site application technology automates infrastructure management and disaster recovery.

Parallel Sysplex

This clustering technology helps modify systems while applications run for continuous availability and savings.

Virtual Flash Memory

Available on IBM z14, this next-gen storage memory helps improve availability and performance during workload transitions.

Workload management

Dynamic workload management delivers higher system responsiveness.


This enterprise-class virtualization technology enables more virtual servers in a single footprint than any other platform.

Featured technologies for analytics

IBM DB2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS

This combined hardware and software solution can reduce response times for DB2 for z/OS database queries by an order of magnitude.

IBM zAware

This technology identifies unusual system and application behavior in near real time. For IBM z14, IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems® includes zAware.

IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems

This tool enables problem identification, isolation and resolution through analysis of structured and unstructured operational data. 

More technologies

Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD)

This technology allows two separate processes to run simultaneously on one core. Intelligent multithreading delivers predictable capacity for workloads.

Shared Memory Communications

These protocols improve co-processor and internal communications, lower cost and CPU consumption and reduce latency.

Specialty engines

These processors help expand the use of the mainframe for new workloads, such as Linux on Z, and reduce cost of ownership.  

zEDC Compression Acceleration

This co-processor compression technology works with the zEDC Express Accelerator to allow data to be kept active while compressed. 

zHyperLink Express

This direct connect short distance link lowers latency between z14 servers and FICON storage systems and improves application response time without application changes.

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Hear what customers say

The star that steals the show... is the pervasive encryption. That's the silver bullet that will revolutionize the industry.

— Tom Connolly,, Managing Director,, Bank of New York Mellon

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Donegal Insurance Group

Supports consistent growth with the ultra-stable IBM Z platform.

European railway operator

Boosts ticket sales and supports on-the-go updates for train fares.

Machine Learning for z/OS trial

Extract insights from enterprise data securely in place.

Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence trial

Try it for lifecycle management and digital transformation.

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