IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - (Page L18)

BI, application development and collaboration are all supported on the OS By Joseph gulla Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2014. i t's a good idea to have Linux* running on a centralized z Systems* server so you can run workloads and applications native to Linux. Specifically, it is a good idea because you can save money. Cooling, space and electricity costs will be lower compared to a bunch of x86 servers and you will get many other benefits like easier systems management, higher availability and reliability. There are many Linux distributions in the marketplace. However, the two that are supported by IBM on z Systems 18 // MAY 2015 Linux on z Systems are distributions by Red Hat and SUSE. The Red Hat and SUSE Linux distributions run in coordination with different virtualization techniques on z Systems. The main way to virtualize Linux on z Systems is to use z/VM*. There are other tools that work with z/VM and Linux, like the IBM zEnterprise* Unified Resource Manager, but z/VM is the main software needed. IBM supports other Linux distributions on different servers, as described here. projects. IBM has been involved with open source for some time by directly supporting open-source projects and using open-source software in conjunction with some of its products. Currently, IBM has many developers working with the open-source community on different open source as listed here. IBM has had support for Linux with servers, software and services since 2000. Some products from IBM are distributed like open source in no-charge community editions. open-Source Software With Linux Proprietary Software With Linux Many open-source organizations foster a significant number of Many of the major software companies have versions of

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk
What Can Linux on z Systems Do For You?: The IBM z13 boasts features that bring out the best in the enterprise-grade combo
From Novelty to Powerhouse: How Linux on z Systems has become a go-to solution for businesses
Stacked: Plentiful middleware options
A Clustered Support System: IBM delivers the flexibility and data availability of Spectrum Scale to Linux on z Systems
Software Options Abound: BI, application development and collaboration are all supported on the OS

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