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Network World: Mainframe Linux to get mgmt. boost

Aug 01, 2000, 08:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Songini)

"IBM, Computer Associates and BMC will announce products this week that should help customers manage Linux applications on mainframes."

"At the SHARE user conference last week, IBM gave details on a mainframe application that will let customers install hundreds of copies of Linux without requiring extensive mainframe programming skills, while CA and BMC will introduce software for managing S/390-based Linux applications, and security and storage functions."

"These announcements are a good sign that system management vendors are taking Linux in the enterprise seriously, says David Boyes, a Linux on mainframe user and engineer with Dimension Enterprises, a data center design and testing firm in Herndon, Va. "As more application vendors and enterprises embrace Linux, all the system management vendors will ultimately have to support the full range of their products - both clients and servers - on Linux. The announcements from CA and BMC are the beginning of that move."

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