Earlier this month, a report by the Linux Foundation identified that Linux deployments are up 14 percent over the last three years, while Windows is down 9 percent. In addition, Linux solutions have grown 23 percent since 2013. What this further confirmed is that our strategy for IBM Power Systems growth is aligned with market realities: that Linux continues to grow in both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments â€“ and more and more enterprises are turning to the value of Linux. (Source: ZDNet)
Linux has been a growth area of focus for Power for the last 18 months. New applications for big data analytics, mobile and social â€“ whether on premises or in the cloud â€“ are being developed on an open source stack of software. Last year, we announced a $1 billion investment in new Linux and open source technologies for Power Systems servers. That investment also included the introduction of over 50 new Power Systems Linux Centers and expanded our footprint in IBM Innovation Centers worldwide; with them, weâ€™re offering resources to clients, software developers, business partners, academics and students to develop and deploy innovative next-generation applications on Linux on Power.
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