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CNET IBM to ship enhanced mainframe, storage systems

Dec 14, 2000, 09:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

"Big Blue is scheduled Thursday to start shipping its first G7 mainframe, code-named Freeway, as well as an enhanced version of the Shark storage system...."

"IBM will tout the merits of Linux with the z900, as the company more aggressively positions the Unix variant for use in e-business activities. Big Blue expects to sell the server to customers doing Web hosting, e-commerce, supply chain and customer relationship management, and similar activities...."

"Consulting firm Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the early z900 adopters, and Linux is part of the appeal. A company representative said the mainframe will be used in one of the company's advanced development centers."

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