After a year in development, IBM has announced the availability of its new systems and solutions PowerLinux, which consist of processor-based servers POWER7 and operating systems that can be either Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server .
The aim of these new solutions is to facilitate the analysis of large volumes data (Big Data) , industrial management or development of infrastructure services open source.
addition, “ PowerLinux IBM offers solutions in collaboration with its partners, independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In this way, you can set specific performance required for each workload, offering customers an IT environment based on Linux easier can reduce infrastructure costs and provide more free time technology departments so they can focus on providing new products and services more quickly “, as shown in the official announcement.
One of the most interesting announcement is the fact that Canonical has not wanted to support this hardware, which excel at ZDNet, where he quoted the words of Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the company: “ No POWER endure because after mutual agreement with IBM, there is little or no common front among the user base and Ubuntu POWER . People make use of Ubuntu to deploy server farms, and the POWER platform has been adopted for niche scenarios and mission-critical “.
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