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IBM's LinuxONE Mainframe Strategy Aims at Agile Infrastructure, but Lacks Mode 2 Qualifications

Published: 09 October 2015

ID: G00291626

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss, Mike Chuba


IBM is building an enlarged ecosystem in its most comprehensive Linux on z announcement to date as it looks to expand Linux and OSS penetration within its installed base and accelerate mainframe use in organizations without mainframes. IBM will be challenged to bring Mode 2 agility to the mainframe.

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