Linux on Mainframe, by IBM

Linux is getting bigger and bigger. IBM’s System z Solution Edition Series are there for customers who want to migrate from older HP and Sun Unix systems. I am happy that mainframe still lives and linux is getting used on it.

“Now more than ever, companies and government are looking for ways to maximize their IT investments,” said Karl Freund, vice president of IBM System z strategy and marketing in a statement.

“The programs announced today offers clients the strengths of System z at prices they are going to love, helping them deploy or consolidating workloads across enterprises and streamline IT infrastructures into a high-performance, energy-efficient environment.”

IBM z Rewards program
IBM z Rewards program will allow you to earn extra value from IBM when purchasing qualifying new System z10 capacity and when moving workloads from competitive servers to System z.
Migrate applications from Sun to IBM and earn up to $8,000 per core through December 31, 2009.

IBM System z customers can enjoy the following benefits of running Linux in virtual machines on IBM System z.

  • Sharing resources
  • Server hardware consolidation.
  • Virtualization
  • System z advantages
  • z/VM Connectivity
  • Minidisk driver
  • Data-in-memory
  • Debugging
  • Control and automation
  • Horizontal growth
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