IBM Harnesses the Power of WebSphere, Linux
Big Blue combines its WebSphere application server, the Linux OS and the Power4 microprocessor in a single offering in an effort to win business away from key competitors.IBM Wednesday announced a new strategy to win business away from key competitors by combining three technologies: the IBM WebSphere application server, the Linux operating system and the Power4 microprocessor. Scott Handy, director of worldwide Linux solutions at IBM, said combining the three technologies into a single offering represents a significant opportunity for IBM to tap customers moving their Web-based applications across the enterprise. "This is a continuation of our Linux momentum where we have a lot of momentum with the WebSphere brand on Linux running on Intel," Handy said. "Now were moving it to our Power architecture onto our eServer pSeries and iSeries machines."
IBM is calling the new offering WebSphere + Linux + Power, and it will become available starting July 15, employing an upgraded version of WebSphere, Version 5.02. IBM will offer the solution in three versions.