IBM (NYSE: IBM) is accelerating its Linux on Power initiative with a new PowerLinux server as well as new software and middleware applications.
According to IBM, these are geared for the growing number of clients embracing big data, analytics and next generation Java applications in an open cloud environment.
“More clients are choosing IBM’s Power Systems designed to handle mission critical and complex cloud and big data workloads in an open Linux environment,” said Doug Balog, general manager for IBM Power Systems.
“Responding to this need, we are aggressively investing in our open ecosystem — including new products, applications and collaborations — that support today’s emerging Linux workloads.”
The new PowerLinux 7R4 server, built on the same Power Systems platform running IBM’s Watson cognitive computing solution, can provide clients the performance required for the new business-critical and data-intensive workloads increasingly deployed in Linux environments.
IBM is expanding the portfolio of software for Power Systems with the availability of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and EnterpriseDB database software, each optimized for Linux on Power.
IBM made this announcement today, July 30.