For IBM System z

Flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation or mainframe reliability

Built on a decade-plus of industry collaboration, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for IBM System z brings Linux applications to the mainframe, and delivers efficient management for your Linux workloads.

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Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z mainframe and get:

  • More options and lower costs.
  • Access to a broad ecosystem of applications on a platform backed by the leaders in enterprise reliability and scalability.
  • Improved return on investment (ROI) through server virtualization and workload consolidation on a single mainframe.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.
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BENEFITS & FEATURES

You are online. All the time. No compromises.

Improve IT economics and drive greater performance with industry-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the newest addition to the zEnterprise family, the IBM zEnterprise z12EC.

The IBM zEnterprise z12EC allows you to:

  • Run up to thousands of virtual Linux servers concurrently, with ensured isolation and protection of each virtual server environment.
  • Consolidate and deploy new workloads.
  • Benefit from software-license, management-effort, floor-space, and energy savings.

By taking advantage of IBM's integrated facility for Linux (IFL) processors, memory, and I/O connectivity, as well as z/VM virtualization software, you can consolidate more workloads, improve system utilization, and bring efficiency to your datacenter.

ADD-ONS

Smart Management

Easily manage and update Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. The Smart Management Add-On includes Red Hat Network Management and Red Hat Network Provisioning modules for use with Red Hat Network and Red Hat Network Satellite.

Extended Update Support

The standard lifecycle for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ensures application binary interface (ABI) and application programming interface (API) stability throughout the support period for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with regular delivery of technology updates and security packages.

For those organizations that want to stay on a particular snapshot for an extended period of time, Red Hat offers the Extended Update Support Add-On, which extends the support period of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux update for up to 24 months and delivers overlapping release support to give enterprise customers more flexibility.

HOW TO BUY

Contact Red Hat Sales

Contact Red Hat Sales to learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z, to get an evaluation copy, or to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z.

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Purchasing guide

Read our purchasing guide for information on how to buy Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing

Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER

Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications

Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.

PROMOS

Promotions

Taking advantage of the powerful combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM System z allows you to extend System z as a platform for more applications and workloads. If you're developing new workloads for IBM System z, we have special, discounted promotional pricing available for a short period of time.

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