The enterprise Linux® operating system offers a solid foundation for your hybrid cloud IT infrastructure. Workloads running on Linux on IBM Z inherit the reliability, scalability and security of the IBM Z® platform. Consolidate your workloads onto Linux on IBM Z to share resources, reduce costs and improve performance and efficiency.
Modernize for hybrid cloud with the Linux platform providing security and efficiency and helping on your sustainability goals.
Achieve a sustainable IT infrastructure with IBM z16™. Studies show that a single IBM z16™ multi frame can do the work of up to 2000 x86 cores.¹
Protect your data—running up to 19 billion fully encrypted transactions per day—and manage data privacy by policy.
Reduce latency by 4.7x and improve throughput with colocation of Linux and other workloads.
Partition a physical server into logical partitions (LPARs) with protection certified to EAL5+.
Host thousands of virtual machines on a single system with scalability, system management and performance.
Create and manage virtual machines using familiar tools with the open-source KVM hypervisor.
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Build and modernize applications and deploy them anywhere–aligned to the needs of your customers.
Simplify workload management and integrate seamlessly with hybrid cloud using OpenStack-compatible APIs.
Deliver the hybrid cloud experience by building and modernizing faster across any environment.
Build mainframe applications, test code and environment changes before implementing them in production.
Support replication, high availability and disaster recovery at any distance with unified control.
Manage data at scale and perform archive and analytics in place without bottlenecks.
Move a Linux guest from one z/VM system to another within a Single System Image cluster.
Learn how you can leverage the best of the mainframe.
¹ IBM internal tests show that when running WebSphere and Db2 workloads, IBM z16 multi frame requires 16 times fewer cores than the compared x86 servers. If you scale this up to a complete IT solution this means when running this workload, the IBM z16 Max 125 would be doing the work of about 2000 cores of the compared x86 servers.
DISCLAIMER: This is an IBM internal study designed to replicate a typical IBM customer workload usage in the marketplace. Results may vary. The core consolidation study targeted comparison of the following servers: IBM Machine Type 3931 Max 125 system consists of three CPC drawers containing 125 configurable processor units (IFLs) and two I/O drawers to support both network and external storage. Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 (2U) with two 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors 2.1 GHz, 16 cores per CPU. Both solutions had access to the same storage array. The workloads consisted of a transactional application running on WebSphere Application Server and IBM Db2 simulating core online banking functions. The actual test results were extrapolated to the stated above x86 servers using IDC QPI metrics and IBM sizing methodology using the following assumptions on a typical IT environment of a banking client using x86 servers. The production IT environment has 16 x86 servers running at 50% average utilization. There are 48 x86 servers in the non-production IT environments: development (4 environments with 2 servers each, 8 servers total), development test environment (4 servers), system integration test environment (8 servers), performance test environment (16 servers), user acceptance test environment (4 servers), production fix test environment (8 servers). A typical average CPU utilization is 7% across all non-production environments. An equivalent IBM Machine Type 3931 solution requires a single Max 125 server running at 85% average utilization across all IT environments separated using LPAR technology.