IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE24

ARTICLE: LINUX ON z SYSTEMS

ACCESSING

INNOVATION
Why enterprises choose Linux on z for today's workloads

E

nterprises currently face many workload challenges, from
systems of engagement to mobile to cloud. They need a
platform that is secure, flexible and reliable. That's why many
customers are choosing to run Linux* on z Systems*.
Open-source technology provides flexibility and innovation,
and IBM recognized that early on. IBM has embraced and
supported open source and open systems, including making
investments in Linux and Eclipse, for almost two decades,
says Marcel Mitran, Distinguished Engineer and CTO, IBM
LinuxONE*. (See "Linux on z Systems Enables the API Economy
and Microservices While Enhancing Hybrid Cloud Solutions,"
ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/trends/linux/API-cloudmicroservices/.)
IBM has also championed several open-source initiatives,
such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Apache Spark and Node
Foundation. "The Linux on z Systems platform continues to be a
presence in these and many more open projects, allowing IBM z*
users to leverage open innovation while
benefiting from the underlying platform's
advantages in security, resilience,
response time and scale," Mitran says.

Linux on z provides clients a platform that handles diverse
workloads with ease. Linux on z can interact with systems of
engagement and systems of record, and offers better qualities
of service. It is an excellent choice for handling mobile, providing
a secure gateway for clients and their customers.
When it comes to choice, clients running Linux on z can take
advantage of the ever-expanding open-source ecosystem for
tooling and middleware. "We are committed to helping clients
extend the valuable business processes they have built on z
Systems over the years and incorporate the most innovative
technologies into those workloads," says Bryan Foley, former
business line manager, Linux on z Systems. (See "What Can Linux
on z Systems Do for You?" ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/
trends/linux/Linux_value/.)
Last but not least, reliability is a top factor for running Linux on z.
"There is a place for low-end commodity servers to run Linux
workloads, but there are times when our clients absolutely need
the enterprise-grade capabilities that our
platform provides in a Linux environment,
and that is why our clients are so into Linux
on z Systems," Foley says.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition

Editor's Letter
Featured Products
Application Development
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Business Management
Communications and Connectivity
Database
Education
HA/DR/Backup
Hardware
Linux on z Systems
Mobile
Office Automation and Office Support
Performance
Security
Services/Consulting
Software Vertical Markets
Systems Management
Tools and Utilities
Web Development and Enablement
Business Necessities
Accessing Innovation
Constant Improvement
Secure From the Metal On Up
Handling Complexity
CM First Group: Application Development
DataKinetics: Database
MVS Solutions: Performance
Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Editor's Letter
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Featured Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - CM First Group: Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Necessities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Intelligence/Analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Communications and Connectivity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - DataKinetics: Database
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Education
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - HA/DR/Backup
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Hardware
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Accessing Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Office Automation and Office Support
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Constant Improvement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - MVS Solutions: Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Secure From the Metal On Up
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Services/Consulting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Software Vertical Markets
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Systems Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Handling Complexity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Tools and Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Web Development and Enablement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE55
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