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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.

Brief Review of VM's 40 Year History
Decade by decade, find out how VM has evolved over the last 40 years. PDF
Bill Bitner's Blog

Bill Bitner, IBM z/VM Senior Software Engineer, has a blog reflecting on the past 40 years of VM.

VM and the VM Community: Past, Present, and Future

Melinda Varian, retired staff at Princeton University, authored a captivating paper entitled "VM and the VM community: Past, Present and Future". The latest revision of this paper was made in 1997.

Linux consolidation on z Systems

Linux consolidation on System z offers a powerful solution to transform your IT economics. Find out more.

Using Linux on z/VM to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

With the availability of z/VM 6.2, IBM has expanded its growing commitment to Linux on z Systems to meet th challenges of the 21st century. Find out more.

Reduce Server Sprawl with Linux on z Systems

With superior virtualization capabilities, Linux on z/VM can help reduce server sprawl. Find out more.