"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."