: IBM pSeries to Offer Native Linux"> "Administrators running test and production applications may want to run both within one server rather than operating two separate machines with possible performance variances. Having a common server can be very useful during operating system and application migrations," she said. In another attack on Sun, IBM recently announced it was rolling out its Solaris-to-Linux program, an aggressive product-and-marketing strategy designed to lure Solaris customers from Sun to their respective Linux offerings."They will work closely with our sales teams and be able to quickly prepare an assessment of a customers IT infrastructure and develop a comprehensive blueprint for transitioning to Linux on IBM eServer systems," he added. (Editors note: This story has been updated since its original posting to further clarify IBMs new offerings.)
"We are significantly expanding our capabilities and staffing in that area and will be deploying a SWAT team of several hundred Linux migration experts," John Sarsgard, vice president of Linux Solutions for IBM, told eWEEK at that time.