IBM Program Puts Linux on High-End Servers
Integrated package of Linux-based technology will get businesses running the open-source operating system on IBM's high-end zSeries servers.NEW YORKIBM is rolling out an integrated package of Linux-based technology designed to get businesses running the open-source operating system on its high-end zSeries servers. The program, announced Wednesday at the LinuxWorld conference here, is the second step in IBMs plans to offer such an integrated Linux platform on all of its eServer lines. In May 2002, the Armonk, N.Y., company offered a similar initiative for its xSeries line of Intel-based servers. The goal is to give users preconfigured and pretested hardware and software packages to ease businesss migration to Linux, said Jim Stallings, general manager of IBM Worldwide Linux.
The latest product line is the zSeries, which includes IBMs massive z800 and z900 mainframes as well as its S/390 parallel enterprise servers, the G/5 and G/6, and the S/390 Multiprise 3000.