IBM Launches “Big Green Linux” Initiative
Company Announces New Products, Services and Customers Supporting Energy-Efficient Data Centers and Open Source
LinuxWorld – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a Big Green Linux initiative to help its clients further integrate Linux into the enterprise as a way to reduce costs and energy consumption by building cooler data centers.
The Big Green Linux initiative supports Project Big Green, a broad commitment that IBM announced in May to sharply reduce data center energy consumption for IBM and its clients.
The announcement was made at a press conference this morning at the opening of the LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center tradeshows in San Francisco. Supporting IBM in the event, which included announcements of new products, customers and services, were representatives from the Linux Foundation and Novell.
“With every release of our SUSE Linux Enterprise platform, Novell finds new ways to help customers reduce power consumption through improvements in policy-driven power management and system monitors for servers, along with better suspend functionality for laptops,” said Roger Levy, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions for Novell. “We look forward to collaborating with IBM on ways we can improve integration between hardware and software to save customers both energy and money.”
“Businesses, governments and clients around the world are all actively searching for ways to build cooler and more energy-efficient data centers as a way to reduce costs and address environmental concerns,” says Inna Kuznetsova, IBM’s global executive for Linux. “Customers are increasingly turning to the Linux-consolidation capabilities of IBM’s System z and System p platforms, which is one reason IBM estimates that approximately 30% of IBM’s Linux-related server revenue now comes from non-x86 platforms.”
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