IBM Teams with SAP to Deliver Linux to the Enterprise

IBM will add SAP AG’S e-business platform on Linux to its eServer zSeries line starting in the second quarter of 2001. This announcement is the latest in IBM’s continued commitment to bring Linux to its applications.

By offering on both Linux and z/OS on the zSeries platform, IBM and SAP will provide customers with the opportunity to select the appropriate application server environment with respect to their needs. The Linux acquisition cost advantages can be combined with the qualities of service and integration capabilities of z/OS all on the same hardware platform.

This allows customers to immediately deploy SAP e-business solutions on the eServer zSeries platform. Customers can rely on proven open source technology, exploit 64-bit virtual storage and consolidate their server investment.

"The early support of on Linux was a major breakthrough for Linux in the enterprise solutions space," says Dirk Hohndel, Chief Technology Officer SuSE Linux AG. "Now, on Linux for IBM eServer zSeries proves the viability of Linux on multiple hardware platforms."

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