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BW: IBM Introduces Pricing, Enhancements for Linux on S/390 Servers

Aug 02, 2000, 20:12 (0 Talkback[s])

"IBM today unveiled hardware and software enhancements for Linux running on S/390 enterprise servers as well as new introductory pricing. The initiatives are aimed at helping S/390 customers run the Linux operating system on the mainframe quickly, easily and at lower prices."

"The IBM S/390 Integrated Facility for Linux, a new hardware feature available for S/390 G5 and G6 servers, allows users to add processor capacity exclusively for Linux use. This new feature has a low, introductory price, in line with prices for similar workloads running on other platforms."

"The IBM S/390 Integrated Facility for Linux brings customers the ability to add system capacity to dedicate to Linux workloads, without increasing charges for IBM S/390 software on the rest of the server. In a major departure from usual practice BMC Software, Candle, Computer Associates, Compuware and SAGA Software have agreed to this pricing policy. Additionally, software running on a dedicated Linux engine will be priced separately."

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