: HP, IBM Notch New Linux Customer Wins"> "Our latest customer wins span the travel, retail, government and service provider industries," he said. These include Air New Zealand, which plans to replace some 150 Compaq servers with a single eServer zSeries IBM mainframe running Linux and IBMs Websphere Application Server software.On the retail front, new IBM Linux customers include the global convenience retailer, 7-Eleven, which is now running the Trustix Mail Server with AntiVirus scanning on an IBM eServer xSeries environment running Linux. Wolfermans, a gourmet baked goods company in Kansas, will use IBM business partner eOne Group to handle the more than one million online shoppers per day the company expects during the holiday season. To power its e-commerce site, Wolfermans will use the IBM Linux cluster, which includes eServer x330 systems, WebSphere software and DB2 database software. In the service provider industry, Triaton GmbH, a multinational e-business consulting firm, has standardized on IBM software and hardware to provide Web-based business intelligence solutions for medium-sized businesses. Triatons Business Intelligence Service Providing solutions are powered by IBMs DB2 database software for Linux running on a four-node IBM eServer xSeries cluster. This integrates and manages data from a wide variety of customer back-end systems including ERP, CRM, e-procurement, XML sources, relational databases and legacy systems. "Clearly the real news is the sheer number of customers doing things and supporting Linux. We are working with some 4,600 customers worldwide. The cost and culture and open standards surrounding the operating system enable people to do things faster and more cost effectively," Sarsgard said. HP on Thursday will also announce several new versions of its Linux software, including Service Control Manager 3.0, its multi-system management solution; Secure Linux 2.0, which helps businesses secure their Linux environments against attacks; and its Disaster Tolerance Solution 3.0 for Linux, which combines HPs MC/Serviceguard 2.0 and StorageWorks XP portfolio. HP will also expand Linux support for its Evo Desktop, which will now be certified with Mandrake Linux in addition to the current SuSE and Red hat distributions. "We are continuing to move forward with all of our Linux software offerings. It continues to be a strategic operating system for us," Balma said.
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The plan will allow Air New Zealand to move some 4,000 Microsoft Exchange e-mail and file and print clients to the Bynari open-source e-mail application.