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Get started with IBM Z


IBM Z is a family of mainframe computers produced by IBM that includes the z15 and z14 models. These data servers can process up to 1 trillion web transactions per day with high levels of security and reliability. IBM Z is uniquely engineered to run common operating systems like Linux (these servers are also known as LinuxONE), as well as specialized operating systems such as z/OS and software to take advantage of its unique hardware capabilities. IBM Z also supports more simultaneous transactions and higher levels of throughput (I/O) compared to other computers through built-in capacity on demand and a built-in Internal Shared Memory solution. It also delivers the highest levels of security by building cryptographic cards into the hardware. And finally, it provides resiliency through multiple layers of redundancy for every component and testing for extreme weather conditions.

Skill level


Estimated time to complete

Approximately 6 hours.

Learning objectives

In this learning path, you learn:

  • The fundamentals of IBM Z
  • How to start working with the Zowe WebUI
  • How to make the most of Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z