IBM System z

Independent software vendors (ISVs) who are members of IBM PartnerWorld are eligible to participate in several System z remote offerings. These offerings provide remote access to a variety of IBM software, operating systems, and hardware for the purposes of developing, testing, porting, and validating their applications on IBM System z.

What the IBM Innovation Centers can provide

System z Remote Development Program

Expand the breadth and quality of your System z solutions with a readily available and inexpensive environment to develop, port, and test your applications. The development environments available include z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux® on System z. Each environment runs as a guest under IBM z/VM which provides the ISV a high level of system control.

Validation Program for z/OS

Validate your solutions on an IBM System z platform running the latest levels of z/OS. ISVs are provided 60-days of remote access at no charge to a z/OS system.

Linux on System z Test Drive

Test drive your solutions on IBM System z platforms. This offering allows ISVs access to Linux running guest of z/VM at no charge for 30 days (or 60 days if using IBM middleware such as DB2 or the WebSphere Application Server).

Linux on System z Remote Development Program

Develop, port, and test your solutions on IBM System z platforms for an extended period of time with customized requirements.

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IBM System z

Benefits, resources, support, news, and events for IBM Business Partners.

IBM System z ISV Early Programs

Prepare to support your customers on new IBM operating system software releases, tools, other IBM software products and new hardware products with access to pre-release product information in advance of the product's official generally available (GA) date.

System z remote offerings technical support

Information, documentation, notifications, and instructions for the System z remote offerings

IBM Systems Application Advantage for Linux (Chiphopper)

Assists in porting, testing, and supporting your existing Linux x86 applications on other IBM Systems and middleware platforms, including System z.

IBM Destination z

Join IBM Destination z, a multidimensional mainframe community dedicated to increasing the value of IBM System z mainframes for clients.


IBM Websphere Application Server