"IBM claims its Linux business is growing at 65% a year, close
to double the Linux adoption rate it says is estimated by market
"The head of IBM's Linux software business, Scott Handy, told an
audience at the company's Developerworks event in New Orleans that
the growth is partly a result of hitting a market 'sweet spot.' But
Handy also puts it down to greater availability of Linux
applications and the willingness of small- and medium-sized
organisations to adopt them.
"Handy's sweet spot is situated between Linux reliability and
Intel processor price-performance. That translates into greater
Linux scalability, shown at Developer-works in a demonstration of
DB2 running on a 40-node Linux cluster..."