American multinational firm IBM has recently released two mainframe servers running exclusively on Linux. Dubbed as LinuxONE, the sever comprises LinuxONE Emperor and Rockhopper for large firms and mid-size companies respectively. Reports further suggest that the open-source-only mainframe server can extent up to 8000 virtual machines, which is the maximum for any Linux system.
According to the reports, LinuxOne system is all set to work with a number of open software like Maria, Apache Spark, Chef and Posture. Based on IBM’s z13 mainframe computer, Linux One Empire system has apparently been built for high-volume mobile transactions.
While, more than a third of the firm’s mainframe clients are running on the open source Linux operating system, LinuxONE has emerged to be a signature hardware product by IBM. This would definitely help the enterprise to sell software and provide related services.
IBM has introduced servers based on open-source Linux operating system with an aim to increase its hardware revenue which reportedly fell by 32 per cent last quarter.
The Linux Foundation has recently released the Open Mainframe Project which aims at helping enterprises to use mainframe computers. IBM is acting as a catalyst in this endeavour by contributing 250,000 lines of mainframe code to Linux.