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eWeek: IBM pulls off Linux coup with Telia

Dec 07, 2000, 15:48 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Bill Claybrook, an analyst at Boston-based Aberdeen Group Inc., said the deal was significant as it further legitimized Linux's ability to handle the serious applications required by large enterprise customers."

"The deal is also very significant for IBM as it now gives them a new market in which to sell their S/390 mainframes, which almost never go down. And, with the VM operating system, users can scale up to a large number of servers and add extra Web hosting capacity relatively quickly," he said."

"Henrik Riedl, chief financial officer at TeliaNet, said in a prepared statement that it would now take less than 5 minutes to install a new server, whereas previously this took 5 hours."

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