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

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Benefits Hybrid cloud

Accelerate modernization to deliver flexibility and business agility as you integrate IBM Z seamlessly into your hybrid cloud.

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

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IBM Z systems software products will provide:

  • Modernize applications for hybrid cloud
  • Software development and testing for DevOps
  • Full observability across hybrid apps with AIOps
  • Core middleware action processing and app serving software
  • Containerized software for cloud native development

Modernize applications for hybrid cloud

Standardize approach to IT automation

Leverage the best of the mainframe and the innovation of the cloud with IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack. 

IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack

Analyze applications

Discover and understand the interdependenies of applciation changes with IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI).

IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence

Expose and integrate assets

Simplify the access to data and services hosted on IBM Z by leveraging IBM z/OS® Connect.

IBM z/OS Connect

Fuel your hybrid cloud with real-time information

Enable fast, real-time information flow between your IBM z/OS systems of record and hybrid cloud applications with IBM Z Digital Integration Hub.

IBM Z Digital Integration Hub

Software development and testing for DevOps

Leverage development and problem analysis tools

Accelerate application delivery and problem analysis in order to achieve the best practices for testing with the IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS toolset.

IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS

Automate application integration testing

Automate and shift left application integration testing as part of the development lifecycle for z/OS with IBM Z Virtual Test Platform.

IBM Z Virtual Test Platform

Accelerate cloud native development and testing

Get on-demand access to z/OS dev and test, in minutes by leveraging IBM Wazi as a Service. 

IBM Wazi as a Service

Full observability across hybrid apps with AIOps

Full-stack monitoring

Identify poorly performing tasks quickly for faster resolution with full-stack monitoring for early detection for IBM Z incidents.

IBM Z Monitoring Suite

Hybrid cloud observability

Avoid blind spots in application observability with end-to-end transaction tracing including z/OS resources.

IBM Instana Observability

Anomaly detection

Proactive incident detection with real-time artificial inteligence and machine learning operational anomaly analytics.

IBM Z Anomaly Analytics

Performance and capacity planning

Reduce the time to access, curate and analyze operational data to make accurate performance and capacity decisions that align with business goals.

IBM Z Performance and Capacity Analytics

Deep-domain metrics and application trace analysis

Diagnose application bottlenecks within code, server resources or external dependencies.

IBM zSystems Integration for Observability

Log analytics

Accelerate hybrid incident identification with real-time operational analytics.

IBM Z Operational Log and Data Analytics

Anomaly correlation

Correlate anomalous activities across z/OS subsystems.

IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Navigator

Intelligent automation

End-to-end, goal-driven and policy-based system automation for a consistent and reliable automation across the enterprise.

IBM Z Service Automation Suite

Intelligent storage

Machine aided storage resource management and automated storage tasks across the enterprise for improved SLAs.

IBM Advanced Storage Management Suite for z/OS

Predictive workload automation

End-to-end workload automation with embedded predictive scheduling for SLA management cross enterprise.

IBM Z Workload Scheduler

Business resiliency

Improve business resiliency and reduce risk by offering immediate insight into data inter-dependencies and vulnerabilities.

IBM Z Batch Resiliency

Collaborative incident remediation

Improved collaboration and faster incident resolution through chat-based operations and user-friendly dashboard.

IBM Z Service Management Suite

Core middleware action processing and app 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.


Boost application performance

Develop an improved system performance into applications that fully exploit IBM architectures.

IBM Compilers

Containerized software for cloud native development

Accelerate application development

Modernize apps and develop new apps that unleash digital with IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack.

IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack

Leverage a unified data and AI platform

Unlock the value of your data and create an information architecture for AI with IBM Cloud Pak for Data.

IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Achieve application and data integration

Consolidate your applications and data efficiently for better outcomes and decision making with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration.

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration
Mainframe software case studies Shift work environment

BNP Parabas is boosting autonomy, agility, control and efficiency in software development on its enterprise systems.

Refined banking solutions

The second-largest bank in Brazil meets changing customer needs with reliable, secure banking thanks to IBM Z.

Resources Software migration

Explore how the IBM Z software migration services experts help enable a successful migration to IBM software.

IBM Z systems software trials

Experience IBM Z systems software on demand with pre-configured environments and guided scenarios that demonstrate the real-world value and usage of z/OS applications.

Accelerate Mainframe Application Modernization with Hybrid Cloud

Get an overview of the IBM strategy to help you modernize applications faster, at lower cost and less risk, by using IBM Z systems and public cloud solutions together in your modernization journey.

Mainframe application modernization

Accelerate transformation in your IBM Z environment with expert resources, guidance, and capabilities.

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