What is z/OS Container Extensions?

IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) makes it possible to run Linux on Z applications that are packaged as Docker Container images on z/OS. Application developers can develop and data centers can operate popular open source packages, Linux applications, IBM software, and third-party software together with z/OS applications and data.

IBM plans to deliver a Linux distribution configured to run Docker CE. IBM supplied support code will simplify installation and operation. The intention is that clients can participate with their own Linux applications that can easily be packaged in Docker format and deployed in the same way as open source, IBM, and vendor packages. IBM intends for Container Extensions to run only on IBM z14 systems.

How to get started with z/OS Container Extensions

Technical resources for z/OS Container Extensions