z/VM® 40th Anniversary - August 2, 2012

Forty years ago, on August 2, 1972, commercial use of virtualization became a reality with the IBM announcement of VM/370. Virtualization has transformed the way we think about the underlying technology by providing flexible dynamic server resources that help businesses run faster and respond to customer needs more efficiently.

z/VM is built on design points that have stood the test of time and remain essential to our customers today.

Today's z/VM helps businesses simplify their infrastructure and lower IT costs. z/VM is based on a 40-year-old technological breakthrough which remains as critical today as ever. It continues to help reduce sprawling IT and provide flexibility to meet customer demands with the underpinnings of the security, availability, scalability, and manageability of System z.

While you're here, check out these resources, especially apropos for a z/VM birthday celebration: