The workload challenge

Your workloads have different, often competing, completion and resource requirements. These
requirements must be balanced in order to make the best use of the resources of an installation,
maintain the highest possible throughput and achieve the best possible system responsiveness.

Why IBM Z?

One of the strengths of the IBM Z platform and the z/OS operating system is the ability to run multiple
workloads at the same time within one z/OS image or across multiple images. IBM Z can best use of
the installation resources, maintain the highest possible throughput and achieve the best possible
system responsiveness. Dynamic workload management, such as the Workload Management (WLM)
component of the z/OS operating system, makes this possible. 

600%

Clients have increased workloads by 600% by migrating to Z

99.999%

IBM Z is known for 99.999% application availability

90%

90% of the world's airlines and 44 of the top 50 banks run on Z

Featured products

IBM Workload Manager for z/OS (WLM)

Define performance goals for workloads in business terms and WLM will constantly monitor the system and adapt how much resource, such as CPU or storage, should be given to meet those goals.

IBM z/OS Management Facility (zOSMF)

Manage your z/OS systems through a browser at any time, from any location, and reduce the expertise needed to manage WLM service definitions and resources.

IBM z/OS Resource Measurement Facility (RMF)

Collect performance data for z/OS and Sysplex environments and tune and configure your system with this optional feature.

More products

IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite

Easily manage and monitor your IBM Z operating system, networks, and storage subsystem.

IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS

Simplify the management of z/OS with a single tool set.

IMS Performance Solution Pack for z/OS

Improve analyst productivity and IMS application performance.

IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS

Embrace an integrated, intelligent IT operations experience.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS

Maximize velocity and optimize resources with IBM Z workloads.

IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect

Monitor performance from device to back end.

z/OS Workload Management

Understand the functions of workload management, how to use it and how to make the most of it.

WLM FAQs

See how a company transformed, sped up development, and increased profitability.

WLM Redbook

Learn about effective performance analysis and how to use the WLM functions for better throughput in your environment.

WLM resources

Find tools, education, and product information.

z/OSMF resources

Find, download and share z/OSMF files.

RMF resources

Find presentations, the latest information and tools.

See what IBM Z can do for workload management

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