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IBM To Invest $1 Billion In Linux, Open Source Technology

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IBM says it plans to invest $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies. The funding will be applied to various product research, design, development, ecosystem skills, and go-to-market programs, says IBM.

The company also launched two initiatives, a new client center in Europe, and a Linux on Power development cloud:

Power Systems Linux Center in Montpellier, France

The new center is among a network of centers around the world where software developers can build and deploy new applications for big data, cloud, mobile and social business computing on open technology building blocks using Linux and IBM POWER7+ processor technology.

The first such center opened in Beijing in May. New York, NY, and Austin, Texas, also have Linux centers.

Linux on Power development cloud

IBM is expanding its Power Systems cloud for development. The no-charge cloud service is ramping up its infrastructure to provide more businesses the ability to prototype, build, port, and test Linux applications on the Power platform as well as applications built for AIX and IBM i, says the company.

 

[Image courtesy: IBM]

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