Why IBM Z software

In an era of accelerated innovation and disruption, organizations demand portability and flexibility as they modernize their applications and IT infrastructure. IBM® Z® software and hardware delivers an open, cloud-native experience, plus the AI, resiliency and security you need.


See some of the ways IBM Z software can transform your business.

Cloud native

Consistently build AI-infused apps and deploy anywhere.


Rely on hardware and software designed to protect your data and applications.


Get software pricing options tailored to your business and IBM Z environment.

Containerized software for cloud native development

Accelerate app development

Modernize apps, embed additional security, and develop new apps that unleash digital.

Data and AI platform

Unlock the value of your data and create an information architecture for AI.

Application and data integration

Connect your applications and data efficiently for better decisions.

Software development and testing for DevOps

Development and problem analysis tools

Accelerate application delivery and enhance problem analysis.

Application integration testing

Automate and shift left application integration testing as part of the development lifecycle.

Hybrid app development software

Enable cloud native development across platforms using a standard DevOps toolchain.

Modernize apps for hybrid cloud

Analyze applications

Discover and understand the interdependencies of application changes.

Modernize private clouds

Integrate z/OS-based services and resources into your private cloud.

Expose and integrate assets

Simplify the access to data and services hosted on IBM Z.

Software automation and AI for operations management

Full-stack monitoring

Use one service management dashboard to ease visibility, availability and problem resolution.

Accelerate operational insights

Gain deep insights into z/OS operations through a single point of control for data collection.

Automate systems management

Gain business agility by consolidating and automating views across your IT enterprise.

Software for real-time analytics and AI

Gain insights at speed by analyzing data at its source.

Transaction processing and application serving software

Mixed language application server

Deliver exceptional performance and connectivity for mission-critical transactions.

Database management software

Gain performance, security and savings with hierarchical database management software.

Transaction processing software

Securely serve billions of transactions per day in mixed-language apps on Z.


Software trials

Try IBM Z software at no charge and with no installation.

Mainframe software A-Z

Quickly find all IBM Z software and hardware.

Developer resources

Find code patterns, tutorials, demos and more.

Training and education

See why mainframe skills matter and how you can build skills and talent.

IBM Z community

Find experts, blogs, and forums to expand your network and knowledge.

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