Tackle the challenge of hybrid cloud

Leading organizations are looking to move their mission-critical apps and data to the cloud. But any enterprise is challenged by all that this involves — the requirements for compliance, new regulations, security in the face of increasing cyberthreats, and 24/7 service continuity.

What can IBM Z do for your cloud?

Get the cloud you want – with the privacy and security you need

With IBM Z, your IT platform works in any cloud you choose, with the data privacy, data security, and open, industry-standard capabilities you need for mission critical workloads.

Encryption everywhere

Protect data even after it leaves the system, minimizing the impact of a breach.

Cloud native development

Simplify life for your developers—with IBM Z and Red Hat they can use the tools they prefer.

Instant recovery

Minimize downtime and speed the return to your pre-shutdown SLAs by up to 2X.

What’s the value?

According to recent IDC surveys and reports:

  • Customers who take on digital transformation with IBM® Z® average a 52% increase in agility and an additional USD 190M revenue.
  • IBM Z offers scalability, security, and reliability far beyond commodity platforms, and coupled with Kubernetes, can transform a datacenter.

See interdependencies

Quickly analyze Z applications to see risks and impacts of changes.

Expose and integrate

Exploit existing assets via RESTful APIs to and from IBM Z.

Gain insights and automate

Get valuable insights and detect anomalies.

Embrace cloud native

Run your apps on IBM Z, a powerful and open platform.  Administrators, developers and architects can deliver and deploy cloud native applications, with no special skills required.

Embrace cloud native – no special skills required

Develop and test faster

Develop, integrate and automate applications and data on an open platform.

Build as you like

Develop z/OS apps with applications you know – COBOL, PL/I, HLASM, Java® and C/C++.

Secure your apps

Protect mission-critical apps in hybrid multicloud environments.

Integrate with private cloud

IBM Z can integrate with hybrid multicloud environments from behind the firewall.

Integrate with private cloud

Cloud native apps

Build, deploy, and manage applications.


Tamper-proof your DevOps with Kubernetes.

z/OS integration

Deploy z/OS resources and services.

Use services from public cloud

Secure blockchain

Run distributed ledgers securely with data and application integration.

Data protection

Gain reliability and data isolation on public cloud.

Is your IT infrastructure ready for cloud?

The shift to a secure, fast and flexible business model requires an IT infrastructure to match. The secure hybrid cloud approach supports core business processes while empowering rapid innovation and growth. In 48 fast-reading pages discover how to:

• Fuel digital transformation with a hybrid cloud strategy.

• Drive growth by leveraging the API economy.

• Build customer trust with a secure cloud.

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