IBM Opens Mainframe Linux Center In Beijing


IBM is opening what it calls the ‘world’s first dedicated System z Linux and Cloud Center of Competency in Beijing. The center will help customers take advantage of Linux and cloud computing solutions on the mainframe, says Big Blue. The Beijing center is expected to be a centralized location for briefings, technical training, testing and technical support services.

IBM has supported development of Linux on System z for more than a decade, and currently there are over 3,000 certified applications for Linux on System z. 80 of the top 100 system customers are running Linux on the mainframe and more than 50 percent of all new mainframe accounts since 2010 are running Linux, according to the company.

IBM says it is investing heavily in open source development for System z to capture new growth opportunities in China and other markets.

[Image courtesy: IBM]

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