"Telia, the largest ISP and telecommunications company in
Scandinavia,and IBM will officially announce tomorrow that Telia is
pulling seventy web hosting Sun servers from service and replacing
them with asingle IBM S/390 G6 server hosting more than 1500
virtual Linux servers simultaneously."
"The mainframe and an 11.4 terabyte IBM Enterprise Storage
Server ("Shark") will provide Telia's customers in Scandinavian
countries with business and consumer-grade Internet services, and
offer Internet Protocol/Virtual Private Network (IP/VPN) services
as well. According to IBM representatives, the deal is worth around
$3 million, with more revenue to come as capacity is added to the
"According to an IBM press release, each virtual server will
appear, for management purposes, to be an independent machine to
individual customers. At the same time, a graphical tool will
provide a single management interface for the entire mainframe for
Telia system administrators."
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