IBM Power Systems Linux Center Opens in China
IBM opens a new Power Systems Linux Center in Beijing, the first such center Big Blue has opened in the world.IBM announced the opening of its first Power Systems Linux Center, located in China, and also announced new partnerships with Red Hat and SUSE to meet Chinese demand for Linux. The moves are part of IBM's further expansion into China, a nation where the company already has a substantial presence. With the opening of the first Linux innovation center for Power Systems clients and business partners, known as the Power Systems Linux Center, located inside IBM's China Systems Center in Beijing, IBM will make it simpler for software developers to build and deploy new applications for big data, cloud, mobile and social business computing on open technology building blocks using Linux and the latest IBM POWER 7+ processor technology. IBM introduced the new Linux center at a press conference in Beijing on May 14. In its collaboration with Red Hat and SUSE, IBM is providing Chinese enterprises with technology to meet increasing demand from businesses in China for optimized and pre-integrated computing systems running enterprise applications on Linux. The companies will use the new center to help drive more Linux-based solutions in the marketplace and accelerate Linux adoption on Power Systems.
IBM said the new center is open to clients, business partners, academics and students across the nation. Skills resources include Linux training workshops that show developers how to program, port and optimize their applications using Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server technologies on Power Systems. The center also will offer hands-on assistance from 30 dedicated Linux and IBM systems experts to show developers how to take advantage of IBM's POWER7+ parallel processing and advanced virtualization capabilities. In addition, IBM will provide access to its business consulting experts and business partner co-marketing resources to develop joint go-to-market strategies for Power System and Linux-based solutions.