IBM is also extending Linux support for Lotus software on the client and server. Its iNotes Web access product has been renamed Domino Web Access and will now support the Mozilla browser running on Linux or Windows.Also to be announced Wednesday is an integrated platform for e-business, code-named Blue Ice, which has been available for the xSeries and zSeries and will now be also be available on an eServer iSeries midrange server and an eServer pSeries Unix-based server, both using IBMs Power4 microprocessor. The integrated offering also includes a WebSphere Application Server, DB2 Universal Database software, tools, sizing guides and SuSE Linux. Lastly, Big Blue is extending Linux support for three key Tivoli offerings. It has added Linux support on eServer zSeries servers, while client support for Linux on eServer pSeries servers has been added to the IBM Tivoli Data Storage solution. It is also announcing Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance, which provides detailed performance and availability analysis of Java 2 Enterprise Edition transactions running on Linux.
The Tivoli Access Manager has also expanded its Linux support to include Linux on Intel-based servers, like the eServer xSeries, providing customers with open, standards-based support across the product line, from entry-level servers to the mainframe, Handy said.
Big Blue is also introducing Lotus Domino for Linux on the mainframe, giving enterprise customers the flexibility to use a high-performance mainframe for their collaboration platform.