IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - 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



IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book

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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - Editor's Desk
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - What Can Linux on z Systems Do For You?: The IBM z13 boasts features that bring out the best in the enterprise-grade combo
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - From Novelty to Powerhouse: How Linux on z Systems has become a go-to solution for businesses
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - Stacked: Plentiful middleware options
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - A Clustered Support System: IBM delivers the flexibility and data availability of Spectrum Scale to Linux on z Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - Software Options Abound: BI, application development and collaboration are all supported on the OS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 Linux on z Systems E-book - L20
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