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LinuxPR: weather.com Turns the Tide With Linux and IBM...

Jun 21, 2000, 17:56 (3 Talkback[s])

"weather.com, one of the top 25 Web sites, today announced that it will use IBM technology and services to serve its massive volume of maps and images on the popular Linux operating system. IBM solutions will become part of the Internet infrastructure for weather.com, The Weather Channel Web site and the world's leading source of weather on the Web, in an effort to meet the site's extreme traffic demands."

"Our page views can soar from five million to 25 million in a matter of days," said Mark Ryan, Chief Technology Officer, weather.com. "The IBM solution is cost-effective and takes advantage of an emerging industry trend -- Linux. By moving to IBM's Netfinity servers running Linux to serve images and maps, we are confident that we will be able to scale quickly to meet future peak site demand during the busy hurricane season."

"Linux is changing the way people run their businesses," said Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Vice President of Technology and Strategy at IBM. "Because of its low cost of entry and its easy portability across many types of system platforms, Linux is the ideal solution for many of our Internet customers like weather.com. We are committed to providing our customers Linux-enabled solutions that can help them meet their changing business needs."

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