LinuxPR: Turbolinux Releases Second Linux Server OS for IBM eServer iSeries
Apr 17, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Turbolinux, Inc. has announced a Turbolinux 7 Server for IBM
eServer iSeries, a fully supported Linux distribution for iSeries.
This latest release is based on the leading-edge 64-bit kernel and
is Turbolinux's second distribution for iSeries. The distribution
also includes IBM's Java 1.3.1 and an ODBC driver for connectivity
to OS/400's DB2/400 database.
IBM iSeries is a popular choice with small to mid-sized
businesses because it features efficiencies that make management
simpler and also dramatically reduce IT costs for the thousands of
companies that use the IBM eServer iSeries platform to run their
businesses. With iSeries for Linux, mid-sized enterprises can take
advantage of advanced IBM logical partitioning technology, a
powerful server consolidation solution previously available only to
IBM enterprise customers on its eServer zSeries mainframes. A
single iSeries system can be partitioned to create up to 31
separate Linux servers, providing customers an easy-to-manage
alternative to the high cost and complexity of server farms. Each
Linux server runs in its own partition and is able to share
processors, disk, tape, CD-ROM, DVD and LAN resources with the
other applications running on the iSeries system.
"The partnership between Turbolinux and IBM has a history of
introducing innovations that benefit customers," said Ly-Huong
Pham, CEO of Turbolinux. "With a reliable software infrastructure
based on Turbolinux 7 Server and an IBM iSeries high-availability
hardware infrastructure, our two companies are making
cost-effective Linux deployments a reality within enterprises
around the globe."
"Our continuing relationship brings Linux into the mid-range
server market and offers an integrated solution that combines the
strengths of Linux and IBM OS/400," said Kimberly Stevenson, vice
president, marketing operations, iSeries at IBM. "Linux enables a
new stream of e-business applications for IBM eServer iSeries, and
backed by 24x7 support such as that offered by Turbolinux, provides
a great solution for any mid-sized enterprise looking to get the
cost and functionality benefits of Linux."
Turbolinux first made their iSeries distribution and support
available in August, 2001 beating out the competition, to the
surprise of some industry watchers (Editor's Note: August 2, 2001
-- Turbolinux Supports IBM eServer, Bringing Linux Support and
Stability to Thousands of Mid-Sized Businesses).
Price and Availability
Turbolinux 7 Server for IBM eServer iSeries is available today.
Pricing depends on the customer's system configuration
specifications, and support and service requirements. Turbolinux
currently supports IBM's G4, G5, G6, MP2000 and MP3000 systems and
IBM eServer pSeries and zSeries, as well. For more information,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.