Why IBM Z technologies

IBM® software and hardware technologies are continuously evolving to help enterprises transform and deliver trusted security, faster insights , always-on resiliency and easier integration for hybrid multicloud.

What we offer

Technologies for security

Data privacy

Help protect data after it leaves the system to lower the risk of breaches, liability and noncompliance.

100% encryption

Cyber threats put your data and reputation at risk. See how 100% encryption on IBM Z protects you.

Secure containers

These appliances are integrated to inherit mainframe security, reliability and performance.

Technologies for resiliency

Instant recovery

Get critical applications up and running faster during planned maintenance, site switching or downtime.


This multi- or single-site application technology automates infrastructure management and disaster recovery.

Parallel Sysplex

This clustering technology helps modify systems to maintain continuous application availability.

Virtual Flash Memory

Next-gen storage memory helps improve availability and performance during workload transitions.

Workload management

Dynamic workload management delivers system responsiveness while running multiple workloads.


Enterprise-class virtualization technology enables more virtual servers in a single footprint than any other platform.

Technologies for analytics

IBM DB2® Analytics with Accelerator for z/OS

This combined hardware and software solution can reduce response times of DB2 for z/OS database queries by an order of magnitude.

IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems

Ease problem identification, isolation and resolution through analysis of structured and unstructured operational data.

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Mainframe software

See how IBM Z software can improve your cloud and operations, or speed 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

The star that steals the show... is the pervasive encryption. That's the silver bullet that will revolutionize the industry.

Tom Connolly, Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon

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.

451 on IT strategy

Considerations for deploying applications and data where they make the most sense.

IDC on server upgrades

How the pace at which you upgrade your enterprise IT platform impacts your business.

Gartner on legacy platforms

Report finds that cost savings may disappoint, while also risking quality.

Mainframe on the cloud

The words “cloud” and “mainframe” seem implausible but are so suitable.

Your journey to cloud

Read how recent Z enhancements speed cloud transformations.

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.

Secure your cloud

Learn about a lower cost and highly secure private cloud platform.

Value and savings

Explore the financial impact of the mainframe and distributed IT environments.

Stay informed

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