"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."