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Enterprise Linux Today: Telia Consolidates ISP Activities on Single IBM Mainframe with Linux and Shark

Dec 07, 2000, 21:17 (0 Talkback[s])

"First Major Commercial Linux installation in Europe enables Telia to host more than 1500 web servers on a single, scalable IBM mainframe server."

"IBM and Telia, Scandinavia's largest telecommunications and internet service provider, today announced that Telia will be the first European company to deploy a major commercial IT system based on Linux."

"Telia will install a combination of IBM mainframe and Shark storage technology, both running on Linux, to host and run their business and consumer Internet services operations across Scandinavia. Using this technology, Telia will also offer customers in the Nordic countries IP-VPN (Internet Protocol/Virtual Private Network) services. Telia will replace its 70 existing web hosting unix servers with a single IBM S/390 G6 enterprise server, which will host more than 1500 virtual internet Linux servers simultaneously. Each virtual server acts as a web server for individual Telia-hosted business customers. Telia will also move data from its current storage servers to a 11.4 Terabyte IBM Enterprise Storage Server ("Shark")."

"This new S/390 running Linux allows us to rethink our total pricing structure for internet services and to offer customers a more affordable web application service than ever before," says Henrik Wulff Riedl, CFO, TeliaNet. "With this Installation, Telia wants to give higher availability and reliability to its customers while saving costs at the same time. In addition, Telia is intending to replace an existing customer billing system for internet service providers based on Oracle databases."

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