Cloud Workloads on the Mainframe

An IBM Redbooks Point-of-View publication

Published 21 May 2014

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IBM Form #: REDP-5108-00
(7 pages)

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Authors: Fehmina Merchant


Far from being out of date, mainframes are used around the world to build robust, trusted clouds. Increasingly, organizations are turning to cloud computing to improve their IT responsiveness and to reduce costs. And for enterprise workloads, which require highly reliable and secure platforms to meet demanding service levels, many companies are building their clouds using a mainframe.

This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication discusses cloud workloads on the mainframe. A cloud built on a mainframe, such as IBM® zEnterprise® or others in the IBM System z® family, has several distinct advantages:

  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Security
  • Cost savings

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Benefits of a mainframe cloud
Detailed use cases
What’s next: How IBM can help

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