"People have been predicting the death of the mainframe for more
years than the mainframe has been around.
"Thanks to Linux, though, the mainframe is as strong as ever,
and now Red Hat has announced that SAP has certified its SAP
Business Suite family of business applications and the SAP
NetWeaver platform on RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) running on
IBM System z mainframes.
"SAP's certification on RHEL came about, Red Hat claims, as part
of its IBM Linux on Mainframe partnership. This program was a
marketing effort, started in May 2007, to encourage companies to
evaluate and deploy RHEL on System z..."