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Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Extends Linux Support on z900 eServers

Oct 19, 2001, 17:35 (0 Talkback[s])
"IBM today announced that it has nearly doubled the mainframe's ability to process the highly secure Internet transactions vital to e-business -- making the eServer z900 the first server to achieve a record 3,850 transactions per second --- and introduced new mainframe software enhancements for the world's most advanced self-managing server.

The company also introduced of the latest release of z/OS, the flagship operating system for the eServer z900, extending its industry-leading Intelligent Resource Director (IRD) to customers running Linux and z/VM on the mainframe. IRD is designed to automatically reallocate system resources to the work that needs them the most.

New intrusion detection technology now available in z/OS is designed to provide early warning against potential hackers. z/OS Intrusion Detection Services scans incoming data, detects threats early, and provides added protection against "flooding"and "denial of service" attacks. Under its previously announced multi-billion dollar Project Eliza effort, IBM is delivering self-managing and self-healing technologies across the eServer product line."

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