Back in September, IBM and SUSE announced a partnership making SUSE Enterprise Linux available on IBM's Power8 based systems. Now it's Red Hat's turn. Is it time to consider a new platform?
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Amid a 3.7 percent drop in worldwide revenue for the quarter largely from weaker Unix server demand, HP overtook IBM in terms of market share on improved sales for x86-based ProLiant servers, according to IDC.
Service Pack 3 is available for Suse Linux Enterprise Server - introducing support for new Intel, AMD and IBM hardware and increasing its virtualisation features.
The company's new big data-crunching PowerLinux systems run on IBM's Power7 processors and support Red Hat and SUSE
While Red Hat and SUSE are throwing their support behind IBM's new Linux POWER servers, Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, has opted to sit this one out.
The result is a lower-cost deployment for the software vendor, a lower price for the customer, and relevance for Novell, which is helping build effective vertical market channels.
With the recent launch of its new range of Unix-based enterprise-level servers, IBM appears to have broadsided Sun -- oops, sorry: Oracle. IBM's new big iron brings new Power 7 chips which, we're told, are the outcome of $3.
Every so often, a news story emerges -- usually after a quick blast of marketing and PR effort by IBM -- asserting that the mainframe is no longer dead. As IBM is now effectively the only purveyor of mainframe hardware, this can and often does follow the launch of a new rev of IBM's own Unix/Linux-based (once known as System i, including System p, and before that AS/400) mini-computers using the IBM Power CPU; internal rivalries run deep at IBM, it seems.
A US court has blocked SCO's plan to exit bankruptcy and raise funds for its Unix-related lawsuits against IBM and Novell, and appoints a trustee to take control of the company
If you put MacOS X up against both SuSe Linux and Windows Vista on similar laptop hardware you'll immediately see that Windows is the one that's the odd man out: it's much more click intensive, less intuitive, and far more in your face than the other two.
The two largest commercial Linux providers have released updates to their distributions with enhanced virtualization features and better support for Microsoft and IBM environments. On Wednesday, Novell announced availability of its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 and Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 5.
People have often accused me of dreaming too much and not having my thoughts anchored in reality, particularly in this world of multi-billion dollar technology companies and big business, when huge amounts of money are at stake and every competitor is vying for the top spot.In the world of high-end enterprise systems, that top spot - the world of large symmetrical processing UNIX systems - is divided between the tier 1 systems vendors - IBM, Sun and HP.
The Suse owner claims that migrations from Unix are still a massive opportunity for growing its Linux business
HP's remaining Unix customers mostly trust IBM, are sitting ducks for a Linux conversion, are used to spending big for support, and will needs lots of it.
A US federal court judge has ruled that Novell, and not the SCO Group, is the rightful owner of copyrights covering the Unix operating system (OS), a ruling that should have a major effect on a number of lawsuits, including SCO's actions again Novell, IBM and Red Hat.
So like the days when Unix was the infrastructure law in the core corporate datacenter (and Windows was only hype-ware there), we may be back to a period where the major transitions have little to do with Microsoft's rate cards. Microsoft will be at an ongoing disadvantage in the commercial-OSS transitional disruption march across back-end servers as long as it has no OSS strategy (other than FUD). And that FUD strategy has just come up wanting.
Unix company was gathering information to support a court order to silence individuals related to its open-source legal case against IBM.
Unix company was gathering information to support a court order to silence individuals related to its open-source legal case against IBM
Qantas will next month shift the underlying platform running its internal finance systems from Linux to IBM's Unix variant AIX as part of its wide-ranging eQ transformation project. "We're moving from a Linux platform to an IBM AIX environment -- we did that to address some stability issues we were having," said Suzanne Young, Qantas group general manager for finance improvement and segmentation.
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