"Big Blue is scheduled Thursday to start shipping its first G7
mainframe, code-named Freeway, as well as an enhanced version of
the Shark storage system...."
"IBM will tout the merits of Linux with the z900, as the company
more aggressively positions the Unix variant for use in e-business
activities. Big Blue expects to sell the server to customers doing
Web hosting, e-commerce, supply chain and customer relationship
management, and similar activities...."
"Consulting firm Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the
early z900 adopters, and Linux is part of the appeal. A company
representative said the mainframe will be used in one of the
company's advanced development centers."