z/VM V6.3 Resources

z/VM 6.3 - Virtualization with Efficiency at Scale

IBM z/VM V6.3 extends the mainframe virtualization platform to help you reshape and derive more value from your experiences. z/VM V6.3 is designed to offer:

  • More efficient use of CPU resources for improved price performance with support for multi-threading technology (IBM z13)
  • Multisystem virtualization to improve z/VM systems management and provide high levels of virtualization, I/O bandwidth, and system availability
  • Leading the industry with increased availability and reduced cost of ownership in network environments with Multi-VSwitch Link Aggregation Support (IBM z13)
  • Virtual server mobility to help clients avoid planned outages for virtual servers when performing maintenance
  • High server consolidation ratio with support for more Linux virtual servers than any other platform in a single footprint
  • Improved economies of scale with z/VM Support for 1 TB of real memory
  • Improved performance with z/VM HiperDispatch for more efficient utilization of CPU hardware resources for dispatched work
  • Support for open cloud architecture-based interfaces with support of OpenStack
  • Simplified migration to z/VM V6.3 with upgrade in place reduces the effect of an upgrade on active workloads
  • Highly secure industry-standard support that is required for banking and financial-industry applications
  • Support for the new IBM z13
Today's z/VM provides a highly secure and scalable enterprise cloud infrastructure and an environment for efficiently running multiple diverse critical applications with support for more virtual servers than any other platform in a single footprint. Enhancements that provide improved scalability and better price performance strengthen z/VM as a foundation for optimized workload deployment with reduced costs per virtual server.

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