Takeaway

  • IBM z Systems is built to run multiple workloads. Linux allows clients to add new open-source workloads while continuing to support traditional workloads.
  • Clients can leverage the mainframe to provide cloud services based on systems of record, and can extend their business by becoming cloud service providers using z Systems.
  • With Linux on z Systems, co-location minimizes data crawl by placing the data close to the applications to yield high performance and low-latency networking.
  • Distribution partners Canonical, Red Hat and SUSE provide support and enablement for Linux on the mainframe.

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