IBM and Canonical work together in financial services

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Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, and Ross Mauri, general manager of IBM Z and LinuxONE, jointly hosted an event for senior IT financial services executives. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols wrote that during the event the two companies told the managers about the advantages of running financial services on mainframe cloud systems based on Ubuntu Linux. Why? After all, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) runs just as well on the Z series as Ubuntu Linux. In an interview, Shuttleworth explained, “Customers want the security of the mainframe and the flexibility of Ubuntu. Some ask for Ubuntu and Z and IBM gives them that option.” (ZDNet)