"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
"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..."