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LinuxWorld: Weighing the Pros & Cons of IBM's Mainframe Linux, Part 2

May 10, 2002, 14:30 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"From a market-niche identification perspective, IBM's key claims for Linux on the zSeries are that it:

  1. Offers a 64-bit development environment for ISVs.
  2. Offers the ability to use zVM to isolate multiple Linux instances from each other for ASP and other service providers.
  3. Offers an ideal platform for server consolidation.

"If we look at these carefully, it becomes obvious that none define viable markets for the Linux on mainframe concept because people who need these facilities usually have better options..."

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