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z/VM: A Key Cloud Infrastructure Component with Open Stack Enablement

OpenStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing project that is no-charge open source software managed by the OpenStack Foundation. With IBM's adoption of OpenStack as part of its cloud strategy, z/VM provides OpenStack enablement for z/VM, so you can use OpenStack to provision and manage z/VM virtual machines running Linux on z Systems.

Open standards offer a common foundation and compatible interfaces for companies to augment computing resources at a moment's notice to meet changing customer demands, such as adding a new mobile application for a new group of customers to drive additional revenue. Standards help enterprises be more nimble and address major client concerns, like vendor lock-in, the need to hire expensive specialized experts, long application development cycles, and security challenges.

The z/VM Cloud Manager Appliance (CMA) is designed to be an easy-to-deploy, simple-to-use OpenStack enablement component to help deliver new and improved private cloud and Service Provider solutions on z Systems.

Information to help you get started


Installation and service information for OpenStack enablement and xCAT


This document is maintained by:

Chuck Brazie
z/VM Development
brazie@us.ibm.com