What is IBM z Integrated Information Processor?

IBM® z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) is a dedicated processor designed to operate asynchronously with the general processors in a mainframe to process new workloads; manage containers and hybrid cloud interfaces; facilitate system recovery; and assist with several types of analytics, systems monitoring and other applications.

zIIPs enable customers to exploit the legendary cyber resiliency, elasticity and scalability of IBM Z without affecting the million service rating (MSU) or the machine model designation.

IBM does not impose IBM software charges on zIIP capacity, except when additional general purpose CP capacity is used.

Move to Hybrid Cloud

Leverage z/OS Container Extensions, z/OS Connect, and Java on zIIPs to achieve faster time to value in hybrid cloud.

Accelerate Digital Transformation

Deploy new applications written in Java, exploit XML or make use of RESTful APIs on zIIPs.

Improve System Resilience

Add zIIPS to increase the capacity for System Recovery Boost to speed up shutdown, restart and workload catch-up.

Products and services that exploit zIIP include:

  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • System resiliency
  • Database and AI
  • Other Use Cases