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Red Hat Announces SAP-Certified Mainframe Apps

Feb 06, 2008, 15:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"People have been predicting the death of the mainframe for more years than the mainframe has been around.

"Thanks to Linux, though, the mainframe is as strong as ever, and now Red Hat has announced that SAP has certified its SAP Business Suite family of business applications and the SAP NetWeaver platform on RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) running on IBM System z mainframes.

"SAP's certification on RHEL came about, Red Hat claims, as part of its IBM Linux on Mainframe partnership. This program was a marketing effort, started in May 2007, to encourage companies to evaluate and deploy RHEL on System z..."

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