Why IBM Z technologies

IBM Z® software and hardware technologies are continuously evolving to help enterprises transform. The new IBM z15™ can transform your application and data portfolio with innovative data privacy, security, and cyber resiliency capabilities for your  hybrid cloud.

What we offer

Technologies for security

Protect data by policy

Extend data protection and privacy from your IBM z15 to your entire enterprise through the use policy controls.

Pervasive encryption

Stop choosing which data to encrypt. Encrypt data on IBM z15 – with no application changes.

Protect data in flight

Encrypt all data flowing on FICON® and Fibre Channel (FCP) links from the z15 multi-frame to DS8900F.

Securely build, deploy and manage apps

Protect mission-critical apps in hybrid multicloud environments.

Centralize key management

Efficiently and securely manage keys for IBM z/OS data set encryption on IBM Z.

More about security on IBM Z

Technologies for resiliency

Instant recovery

See how you can minimize downtime and speed up the return to your pre-shutdown SLAs by up to 2X.


This multi- or single-site system recovery offering uses replication and clustering technologies to automate disaster recovery.

Parallel Sysplex

This clustering technology helps systems maintain continuous application availability.

Use a trusted execution environment (TEE)

Isolate workloads at granularity and scale and help protect them from internal and external threats.

Get data to analyze workloads

Generate summarized activity of operating system, middleware and workload components for performance diagnosis.

Identify root causes across subsystems

Correlate, prioritize and view anomalous activity in data with a single user interface.

Technologies for cloud native

Red Hat® OpenShift® and IBM Cloud Paks™

Develop and deploy cloud native applications faster and more effectively on IBM Z.

Integrate cloud services

Securely access z/OS services with platforms such as OpenShift®.

Build as you like

Develop z/OS apps with software such as COBOL, PL/I, HLASM, Java® and C/C++.

Technologies for AI and analytics

Embed AI into apps

Build machine learning models using your platform of choice and deploy those models within transactional applications while maintaining SLAs.

Gain real-time insights

Exploit in-memory computing, gain insights and optimize the runtime of open source technologies such as Spark, Anaconda and Python.

Analyze data at speed

Transform IBM Z into a hybrid transaction and analytic processing (HTAP) environment by analyzing transactional data as it is generated.

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Mainframe software

See how IBM Z software can improve your cloud, operations, insights and DevOps.

Mainframe capabilities

From better security and analytics to reliable cloud and blockchain, see what’s possible with IBM Z.

Mainframe hardware

Select the system made for trusted experiences with the highest security, performance and availability.

Hear from customers

With IBM Z, we have an always-on, always-up platform that is trusted and secure, today and for the future.

Johan Bosch, Executive Director, Managed ICT Solutions, Emid

Services at scale

NCFB delivers personalized insurance services at scale with mainframe technology.

Data security for taxes

DATEV keeps customer data available and protected with IBM Z technology.

Solitaire on app security

Read about Hyper Protect Services and the search for a safe and scalable environment.

The value of upgrades

Organizations lowered operations cost by 19%, saved USD $2M, and increased security and resiliency.

Ross Mauri on the new z15

See how the new systems deliver the cloud you want, with the privacy and security you need.

Michael Jordan on data privacy

Read an expert view on the latest enhancements.

More expert views

Stay informed and connect with experts.

z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition

Create scalable RESTful APIs securely from your critical applications on the mainframe.

Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence

Try it for lifecycle management and digital transformation.

More trials

Our trials are zero cost and don’t require installation.

OpenShift webinar

See what’s possible when you combine this container and Kubernetes application platform with IBM Z.

Extending the z15 family

Learn how you can benefit from data privacy, security and cyber resiliency capabilities.

Stay informed

Attend more webinars and events.