What is ZLPN

IBM Z® and IBM® LinuxONE Partner Network (ZLPN) is a program for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to efficiently port, validate and promote applications. ISVs can access no–charge/low-cost development environments, apply for discounts on software and system capacity, leverage promotional resources and list on IBM Marketplaces.

Why IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE

IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE are designed for premier data serving and transaction processing and are optimized for the most demanding workloads. These systems feature the IBM Telum™ processor, with on-chip integrated AI accelerators to predict and automate at unprecedented speed and scale. Clients rely on IBM Z  for mission-critical workloads including 77 of the world’s top 100 banks.2

Key ZLPN features

System Access

No cost Validation Programs Remote Development Program On-premises Development Program Early Test Programs

Get Started

1. Join IBM Partner Plus

2. Already an IBM Partner Plus member?
Join IBM Z and LinuxONE Partner Network

Engage with IBM Z and LinuxONE community


1 IBM mainframes run an estimated 70% of all world transactions by value. Source: Operationalizing Fraud Prevention on IBM z16™, Celent, 2022
77 of the world’s top 100 banks estimated using 2023 S&P list compared to IBM internal install base list