Tech company IBM (NYSE: IBM) has extended its reach into China with the opening of the first Linux innovation center for Power Systems clients and business partners.
The Power Systems Linux Center, located inside IBM’s China Systems Center, aims to make it simpler for software developers to build and deploy new applications for big data, cloud, mobile and social business computing on open technology building blocks using Linux and the latest IBM POWER 7+ processor technology.
With today’s (May 14) news, IBM is announcing a new collaboration with Red Hat and SUSE to meet increasing demand from businesses in China for optimized and pre-integrated computing systems running enterprise applications on Linux.
The companies will use the new center to help drive more Linux-based solutions in the marketplace and accelerate Linux adoption on Power Systems. The center is open to clients, business partners, academics, and students across the nation.
According to IBM, the center comes at a time when innovative businesses in China are aggressively taking advantage of big data, cloud, mobile and social computing projects to capture continued growth in industries such as financial markets, banking, communications, retail and transportation.