IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack
Leverage the best of the mainframe and the innovation of the cloud
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A hybrid approach combining the best of the cloud with IBM® zSystems®

Jumpstart or accelerate application modernization and take a standardized approach to IT automation on IBM zSystems with the IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack. This means you can innovate faster with greater productivity.

Provide simple and highly-secure access to mainframe applications and data through APIs in minutes. Embrace modern enterprise DevOps with industry-standard tooling and modern languages that expands your talent pool. Take a standardized approach to IT automation and reduce the need for specialized skills while maintaining proper controls and compliance.

IBM and AWS partner on mainframe application modernization at re:Invent 2022
Benefits Reduce the talent gap

IBM zSystems supports open and standard programming languages, toolchains, and development practices, opening up a broad pool of available talent.

Create a consistent DevOps experience

IBM zSystems supports modern DevOps tools and practices that are common and consistent with cloud application development techniques.

Access mainframe data easily

Use your IBM zSystems data without moving off-platform to unlock the full value of your mission-critical data.

Optimize costs

Select from a broad set of capabilities, languages, and tools, paying only for what you use.

Maintain optionality

Use Red Hat® OpenShift® as a common open hybrid cloud platform to build once and deploy where there is the best fit.

Features Application analysis

Reduce the risk of application changes by rapidly analyzing your code changes to ensure your dependencies are known before getting started.

Open-standard-based APIs

Provide highly-secure access to mainframe applications and data through industry standard APIs using Open API specifications.

Cloud-native development

Develop and modernize IBM® z/OS® applications with a cloud-native approach, increasing speed and agility for greater developer productivity.

Standardized IT automation for z/OS

Use simple and automated z/OS software management for self-serve access to z/OS environments for developers.

Use cases Enable no-code Open APIs in minutes

Implement and test new APIs in isolation using an OpenAPI 3 specification and API first mapping.

Manage z/OS apps with cloud native tools

Edit, debug and build z/OS applications using cloud native tools. A common cloud experience enables cross-platform app dev teams.

Employ rapid application analysis

Plan your code changes to ensure you know all the dependencies before beginning. Generate an impact analysis graph to see all the dependencies.

Enhance apps with Open Enterprise languages

Add new microservices or application enhancements using the open enterprise language of your own choosing.

Automate z/OS software management

Use preconfigured software packaging for consistent interfaces and management of software with Red Hat OpenShift.

Use on-demand z/OS environments and resources

Increase developer and systems programmer productivity with on-demand provisioning of z/OS resources using industry standard skills and practices.

Client and Business Partner stories BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas, in conjunction with IBM, deployed IBM zSystems solutions with open source tools to create a more efficient, agile, autonomous and user-friendly development environment.

Garanti BBVA

Garanti BBVA Technology deployed IBM Developer for z/OS to increase developer efficiency, accelerate development and testing phases and spend less time resolving minor issues.

Maintenance and flexible pricing Upgrade your warranty

Explore warranty and maintenance options for your IBM zSystems.

Tailored Fit Pricing

See our flexible model for simpler, more economical IBM zSystems pricing.

IBM Global Financing

Discover customized payment options from the industry's top IT financier.

Resources IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center

Accelerate transformation in your IBM zSystems environment with expert resources, guidance, and capabilities. Gain more than 2.5 times the value of a public cloud alone with IBM zSystems in a hybrid cloud.

IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack

Access latest information and documentation for the carefully curated set of products that make up the IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack. Find out how this flexible solution can help accelerate your modernization journey and plan for growth.

IBM Support

Troubleshoot issues by searching our support database and forums, or get help from an IBM expert.

Application modernization on the mainframe – IBV report

Discover why modernizing mainframe-based applications is a critical element in successful hybrid cloud strategies, holistic digital transformation and innovation realization in this latest report from the IBM Institute for Business Value.

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Modernize Mainframe Applications for Hybrid Cloud with IBM and AWS

A hybrid cloud strategy that includes IBM and AWS elevates your hybrid cloud strategy to the next level, optimizing your existing investments and improving your organizations flexibility and scalability.

Mainframe Application Modernization with IBM Cloud and IBM zSystems

Discover the benefits of a hybrid cloud strategy including innovative development practices, easier access to mainframe applications, open tooling that addresses skills gaps, and IT automation.

IBM Developer Community

Access open-source projects, developer advocates and a global community of developers for IBM zSystems.

Related products and services IBM Cloud® Paks

IBM Cloud Paks deliver the only hybrid cloud platform experience, so you can build and modernize appls faster across any cloud or IT infrastructure.

IBM z/OS Connect

Unlock the value of your IBM zSystems subsystems with truly RESTful APIs and create consumable APIs in minutes.

IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI)

Accelerate your digital transformation with application insights that increase productivity and reduce risk.

IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS

A high-performance Java runtime and development kit that supports the Java Standard Edition specification.

IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Node.js

Employ a no-charge. highly-secure, module-driven and highly scalable approach to accelerate digital transformation on IBM zSystems.

IBM Open Enterprise SDK for Python

Modernize your critical applications by developing APIs, plugins and wrappers to extend business critical applications for faster delivery.

Next steps

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