IBM Launches LinuxONE Program for z Systems

IBM Launches LinuxONE Program for z Systems

IBM launched a significant campaign, called LinuxONE, to build on its Linux program for IBM z Systems on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. While Linux has long been shipping on IBM mainframes – and virtualized Linux has been running on z Systems processors for years – the new offerings are designed to make z Systems more attractive to the widest group of Linux developers worldwide. The announcement, made at LinuxCon in Portland, OR, expands the $1 billion bet IBM made on Linux several years ago – investing more deeply in Linux for z Systems and contributing several key IBM technologies to the Linux open-source community.