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LinuxPlanet: IBM Launches Products, Program Around Linux Clusters

Jul 28, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"At a big press conference in Manhattan on Tuesday, IBM made a set of announcements--a new mainframe system, a development 'community' for blades, and a new virtualization software platform--that looks likely to carry a range of future ramifications for Linux developers and administrators.

"During a three-hour presentation, IBM executives told dozens of assembled editors and reporters that the new IBM System z9, Virtualization Engine (VE) 2.0, and Blade.org development program also represent a new IBM strategy.

"Under the revamped strategy, IBM will focus on meeting users' needs for better security, easier administration, and more chances to save time through collaborative development, said Bill Zeitler, senior VP and group executive, IBM Systems and Technology Group..."

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