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VM History and Heritage

This page is in response to the many who inquire about about VM history, VM heritage and traditions, and about the origins of IBM in Endicott NY.

IBM announced its first official VM product (then called VM/370) on August 2, 1972. As times changed, so did VM. You may have known it by one or more of its many flavors (VM/SP, VM/XA, VM/SP HPO, VM/IS, VM/ESA) that preceded today's z/VM.

IBM History (story, timelines, and gallery)

April 7, 2004 marks the 40th anniversary of the computing revolution known as the IBM System/360

Celebrating VM's 30th birthday in 2002

Celebration of VM's 25th birthday in 1997

Endicott Heritage

We invite you to look at the VM Home page and the IBM web site in general to savor the moments of today's news as we move at web-speed!