IBM wins “Best Linux Server Vendor” award
Readers of the Linux Journal have selected IBM as the winner of the “Best Linux Server Vendor” category in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Every year, Linux Journal invites its readership to cast their vote for their favorite Linux vendor. This year, over 20 server vendors were nominated for the “Best Linux Server Vendor” award including Dell, HP and Sun Microsystems.
The awards are announced in the December issue of the Linux Journal, stating:
"Not to be outdone, IBM pulls through with a narrow victory over Dell in our server category. When it comes to server racks, our readers trust Big Blue over anyone else."
Also, Shawn Powers, Linux Journal Editor, elaborated:
"IBM proved again this year that it is king of the server room. Based on value, reliability, compatibility and support, IBM beat the competition to be our readers' favorite server vendor.”
IBM's win in this category is a testament to the company’s long standing commitment to Linux. Eleven years ago, IBM announced a $1 billion dollar investment in Linux, taking the technology from a successful science project to a major force in business IT.
Today that tradition continues. IBM is consistently among the top commercial contributors of Linux code as measured regularly by The Linux Foundation's "Who writes Linux" series. Linux continues to be a fundamental component of IBM business -- embedded deeply in hardware, software, services and internal deployment.