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Open Source in the IBM Mainframe (System z), 2008

Published: 27 March 2008

ID: G00156000

Analyst(s): John R. Phelps


Open source on the IBM mainframe (System z) is made available through the use of Linux on the mainframe, and Gartner expects it to continue to grow. Users must determine whether they have enough supported Linux workload to justify the use of the IBM mainframe as a base Linux platform.

Table Of Contents
  • Situation Now
  • Future and Transition
  • Relevance to Technology Users
  • Recommendations for Users
  • Recommendations for Vendors

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