Easing Linux Management on IBM Mainframes
Linuxcare says its new software eases Linux management on IBM's eServer zSeries mainframes and high-end servers.NEW YORKLinuxcare Inc. officials said this week that their software designed to ease the management of Linux on IBMs eServer zSeries mainframes and high-end servers is generally available. IBM zSeries servers run z/VM, virtualization software that enables users to carve up the servers into multiple partitions, or "virtual" Linux servers. According to Linuxcare President and CEO Avery Lyford, Levanta brings more organization to the running of the multiple partitions by enabling data center administrators to deploy Linux using best practices and by enabling collaboration between various data center expertssuch as Linux, PC, mainframe and networking peopleby offering interfaces for each of them.
Finally, by automating much of the configuration of the multiple virtual servers, Levanta reduces the number of people needed to manage them, Lyford said in an interview at the LinuxWorld show in New York.