Mainframe software for IBM Z
System software designed for hybrid cloud – with the security, resiliency, AI, and application modernization you need
Application modernization field guide
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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.

IBM announces watsonx Code Assistant for Z

IBM extends generative AI-powered watsonx Code Assistant to accelerate mainframe application modernization.

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

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Modernize applications for hybrid cloud

Learn how to modernize applications faster, at lower cost and less risk, by using IBM Z and public cloud solutions.

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Standardize approach to IT automation

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

Analyze applications

Discover and understand the interdependencies of application changes with 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 .

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.

Accelerate transformation in your IBM Z environment with the IBM and Cloud Modernization Center.
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.

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.

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.

Transform mission-critical applications for hybrid cloud environments—with stability, security and agility.
Full observability across hybrid apps with AIOps Improve incident identification

Monitor hybrid infrastructure and apps to detect anomalies with the AIOps for incident identification.

Analyze root causes

Analyze anomalies to isolate problems and identify root causes with AIOps for root cause analysis.

Automate IT

Set up automatic IT operations and respond to incidents and anomalies faster for improved resiliency. with AIOps for automating IT.

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.

Containerized software for cloud native development Accelerate app development

Modernize apps and develop new apps that unleash digital with 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.

Achieve application and data integration

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

Mainframe software customer stories Shift work environment

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

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Refined banking solutions

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

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Resources Software migration

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

Software trials

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

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.

Next steps
Application modernization stack

Leverage the best of the mainframe and the innovation of the cloud.

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Hybrid cloud mainframe

Avoid risks and migration challenges with the platform designed for security and resiliency.

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DevOps for IBM Z

Build enterprise applications for hybrid cloud – without sacrificing stability, security or agility.

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Mainframe application modernization

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

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