[News] IBM's GNU/Linux and Standards Chief on a Future with GNU/Linux

[News] IBM's GNU/Linux and Standards Chief on a Future with GNU/Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 22 Mar 2009 06:36:53

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At the airport + Linux, virtualization, and the cloud

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| I in DC because I gave some talks this morning about Linux along with our
| Red Hat partner. To summarize:
| * Linux is more than ready for business critcal deployments.
| * The ability to run Linux on multiple hardware platforms offers great
| flexibility to match your IT workloads to the systems you already own
| or to systems that are tuned to the applications you will be running.
| * Linux and virtualization go together very naturally, with Linux fitting
| above, below, and probably sideways to many other operating systems.
| * Linux and cloud computing are also naturals.
| * Linux is reenin that it can be an important element in datacenter
| consolidation to reduce hardware footprint, energy used, heat output,
| and CO2 emitted.



IBM Sun acquisition: Good for Unix and Linux. Bad for HP

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| IBM is reportedly in talks to acquire Sun for a whopping $6.5 billion. At
| this early stage, its not known whether this is a fact or just a rumor.
| But just for the sake of argument, let's consider what a powerhouse IBM Sun
| would be. In my opinion, it would be a boon to both the Unix and Linux
| markets.

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