March 16, 2001
Economies of scale: IBM and Sun vie for the glass house
Author: JT Smith
True, playing with Linux on a big, ugly mainframe computer can be fun, if that's your idea of fun. It turns out that Linux on big iron not only gives the IT geeks a thrill, it's also a money saver. News to make any corporate bean counter smile: $200,000 annual savings are forecast for companies brave enough to replace every 500 Sun servers with a single new IBM mainframe. Full story at Enterprise Linux Today.