Big Machines, Big Linux
Linux Planet takes a look at
Linux on IBM's mainframes.
"One of the biggest drivers behind both the mainframe comeback with Linux, says Mestzeler, is server consolidation. "Companies, like Wisconsin Physicians Service Corp. an insurance company, have found that it's a lot cheaper to run multiple Linux virtual servers on a single z900 than to run 40 Intel-based servers." How much cheaper? Try on the order of over a million dollars a year in savings."
(Submitted by Noel Wed May 28, 2003 )
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