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Mainframe software for IBM Z® offers various programs, applications and operating systems tailored for IBM Z systems.

In an era marked by rapid innovation and disruption, organizations seek portability and flexibility as they modernize their applications and IT infrastructure. IBM Z mainframe software and hardware provide a hybrid cloud experience, along with the AI, resiliency and security essential for your needs.

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What we offer Developer tools

Enables efficient software development by supporting creation, debugging, testing and maintenance of applications tailored for mainframe environments.

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Transaction software

Ensures reliable, secure and high-performance processing of multiple transactions simultaneously, critical for mission-critical operations in enterprise mainframe environments.

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Analytics software

Enables fast, insightful data analysis directly on the IBM mainframe, by using AI, machine learning and open source tools for actionable business intelligence without data movement.

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IT automation software

Enables efficient monitoring, controlling and automating of diverse system elements across enterprise hardware and software resources.

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Security software

Protect IBM mainframes against evolving threats and vulnerabilities with automated cybersecurity measures, ensuring compliance, comprehensive protection and business resilience. 

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Management software

Ensures efficient mainframe operations by monitoring performance, managing applications, automating tasks and resolving issues through backup and restore capabilities.

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Ensures high performance, scalability and regulatory compliance with robust security features, supporting efficient management of large data volumes and critical transactions in enterprises.

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Storage software

Ensures efficient data handling, protection, optimization and scalability, crucial for maintaining data integrity and accessibility in mainframe systems.

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Featured software
Modernize applications for hybrid cloud IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence

Simplifies application visualization and dependency analysis on z/OS®, empowering IT teams to make informed decisions on modernization, consolidation or decommissioning projects.

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Development and testing for DevOps IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS

Accelerates development productivity with integrated environments, problem analysis tools, unit testing support, build automation, and deployment capabilities, promoting agile DevOps practices and hybrid cloud solutions.

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Collaborative incident remediation IBM Z Service Management Suite

Centralized monitoring and automation for critical business workloads on the IBM Z platform, enhancing operational efficiency and ensuring high availability through advanced AIOps capabilities.

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Full observability across hybrid apps IBM Z Monitoring Suite

Comprehensive infrastructure observability with real-time and historical metrics across z/OS®, networks, storage subsystems and key software components such as Db2®, CICS®, IMS and MQ for z/OS, enhancing efficiency through integrated management and rapid problem identification and resolution.

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AI-assisted application modernization IBM watsonx Code Assistant for Z

A generative AI-assisted product built to accelerate mainframe application modernization at lower cost and with less risk than today’s alternatives.

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Explore by platform capability Artificial intelligence

Use AI and machine learning to convert data from every transaction into real-time insights with IBM Z.

Application modernization

Modernize mainframe applications with consistent enterprise-wide practices and leveraging generative AI.


Use DevOps best practices to accelerate application development and deliver higher-quality hybrid cloud solutions while minimizing risk and optimizing workload deployment.


Strengthen security to help protect your business data against cyberthreats, including ransomware with IBM Z.


Improve system and data management, IT operations, application performance and operational resiliency with AI on the IBM mainframe.


Enhance your hybrid cloud with industry-leading resiliency, ensuring up to 8 nines availability of your mainframe data, rapid disaster recovery and robust protection against cyber threats.

Hybrid cloud

Integrate IBM Z mainframe solutions into your hybrid cloud to accelerate modernization with lower cost and risk, and deliver a consistent cloud experience for faster time-to-market.


Reduce energy consumption by consolidating selected x86 workloads onto a single physical IBM Z system.

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Software migration

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Mainframe application modernization

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

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