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ZDNet Australia: IBM Australia Migrating to Linux

Apr 16, 2002, 20:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rachel Lebihan)

"IBM's 10,000 Australian staff are in the process of being moved over to Linux for file and print serving, as part of a cost-efficiency drive that has been in the pipeline since last year.

"IBM's Linux business manager, Geoff Lawrence, told ZDNet Australia that the company commenced consolidating 96 IBM Intel-based file and print servers to 55 Linux machines in February 2002, the deployment of which will be completed in July. The migration also includes one IBM Unix backup server running IBM AIX and Tivoli Storage Manager.

"A further 1000 servers, either Intel-based or IBM AIX servers, doing file and print and other applications will also be migrated to Linux servers during the remainder of the year..."

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