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Enterprise Linux Today: SuSE Ships "SuSE Linux Developer Edition" for IBM eServer iSeries

Aug 10, 2001, 07:23 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Today, SuSE Linux, the international technology leader and provider of Open Source solutions, announced that it is the first provider to deliver a Linux operating system for IBM eServer iSeries, IBM's high-performance, integrated business server for small to mid-sized enterprises.

In "SuSE Linux Developer Edition for IBM eServer iSeries", SuSE now offers system administrators and application developers the possibility to make use of SuSE Linux right from the outset - as an operating system basis and development platform for e-business applications across the enterprise.

IBM ships the new eServer iSeries with Version 5 Release 1 of its OS/400 operating system, which now enables the use of several operating systems at the same time. For example, on one iSeries server, a firewall or Internet services such as WWW, FTP, proxy, and e-mail can be operated in a separate Linux partition, while company applications such as payroll and human resources programs can simultaneously be processed under OS/400. In this way, companies benefit from proven Linux applications and services without having to dispense with the accustomed reliability, scalability, security, and availability of eServer iSeries. Being available across the IBM eServer product line, SuSE Linux is an ideal solution for the consolidation of heterogeneous server farms. After all, a uniform IT infrastructure not only reduces direct administration expenses, it also minimizes the costs for the development or acquisition of strategic software products. Thus, Linux contributes considerably to a reduction of the operating expenses of larger server farms."

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