technology leader and provider of Open Source solutions, announced that
is the first provider to deliver a Linux operating system for IBM
iSeries, IBM's high-performance, integrated business server for small
In "SuSE Linux Developer Edition for IBM eServer iSeries", SuSE now
system administrators and application developers the possibility to
use of SuSE Linux right from the outset - as an operating system basis
development platform for e-business applications across the enterprise.
IBM ships the new eServer iSeries with Version 5 Release 1 of its
operating system, which now enables the use of several operating
at the same time. For example, on one iSeries server, a firewall or
Internet services such as WWW, FTP, proxy, and e-mail can be operated
separate Linux partition, while company applications such as payroll
human resources programs can simultaneously be processed under OS/400.
this way, companies benefit from proven Linux applications and services
without having to dispense with the accustomed reliability,
security, and availability of eServer iSeries.
Being available across the IBM eServer product line, SuSE Linux is an
solution for the consolidation of heterogeneous server farms. After
uniform IT infrastructure not only reduces direct administration
it also minimizes the costs for the development or acquisition of
software products. Thus, Linux contributes considerably to a reduction
the operating expenses of larger server farms.
"Small to mid-sized customers are searching for integrated,
enterprise-class Linux solutions that help them reduce server sprawl,"
Kim Stevenson, vice president of IBM eServer marketing operations.
on eServer iSeries takes advantage of the strengths of Linux and OS/400
provides an easy-to-manage server consolidation solution for mid-sized
businesses looking to drive down cost and complexity."
Equipped for Rational Application Development
In addition to a complete "SuSE Linux 7.1 for PowerPC" (6 CDs,
documentation) and a "SuSE Linux 7.1 for iSeries" (1 CD,
"SuSE Linux Developer Edition for IBM iSeries" also includes a "SuSE
7.2 Professional for IA32" (7 CDs, 1 DVD, documentation). The iSeries
comes with a Linux operating system based on Kernel 2.4.3. Application
developers will be pleased to receive the enclosed "IBM Java Developer
for Linux", which has been certified for SuSE Linux 7.1 for IBM eServer
iSeries. This package is a complete kit of development tools and a
test environment for developing Java2 applications. Other features
the Logical Volume Manager (LVM), a 5250 terminal emulation for
to OS/400, and VNC support for remote access from other platforms.
"SuSE Linux Developer Edition for IBM iSeries" will be available
from SuSE by mid-August at a price of EUR 199.- + VAT. Further product
information can be found at
For more information on the IBM eServer iSeries products from IBM,
refer to http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/iseries.
SuSE Linux AG, Nuremberg/Germany, is one of the world's leading
of complete solutions based on the Open Source operating system Linux.
addition to operating systems and application software for private
customers, SuSE Linux AG offers software solutions and complete systems
the deployment of Linux in companies.
SuSE supports its enterprise customers with a comprehensive range of
qualified consulting, training, and support services. The company,
hosts the world's largest development team for Open Source solutions,
made its unique project and support know-how accessible via the
the largest existing Linux knowledge database. Currently SuSE Linux AG
more than 500 employees. The company runs subsidiaries in six
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