LinuxONE is designed to provide 99.9999% or greater availability. Starting at $135,000, the single-configuration LinuxONE III Express is designed as a new cost-effective offering for the most popular workloads, including data serving and Red Hat OpenShift. IBM internal tests show that a 12-core IBM LinuxONE III Express server running WebSphere and Db2 workloads requires 18.7 times fewer cores when compared to x86 servers and delivers a 57% lower TCO over three years.

IBM announces the LinuxONE III Express, bringing the mainframe to the price point of standalone servers.