Will Ubuntu make to Mainframes?
Sep 19, 2011, 18:02 (9 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
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"A recent development between IBM and Canonical, predicts that
soon IBMâ€™s p mini-computers and blades; System
Z mainframes will be certified for use with Ubuntu. It is most
likely that minicomputers should be running on Ubuntu in the next
month or so, while mainframes could well receive full support by
end of the month.
"In the past couple of years, Canonical, the commercial front of
Ubuntu has been steadily building products for online technologies
and has debuted its Ubuntu Server as well as Ubuntu One, as a cloud
OS. And tying up with the best in the industry for hardware,
IBMâ€™s System p Power Hardware series and the
much talked about System z mainframes will increase
Ubuntuâ€™s reach. RedHat and Suse have
traditionally dominated servers/cloud computing for enterprises for
a long time now. In fact, IBM has had Linux-platform support for
close to eleven years now."