The IBM Linux Technology Center (LTC) has a broad development mission:
Make Linux better
The LTC's goal is to accelerate the growth of Linux as an enterprise operating system while simultaneously helping IBM brands exploit Linux for market growth. The LTC has programmers involved in numerous Linux projects, including scalability, serviceability, security, network security, networking, file systems, volume management, performance, directory services, standards, documentation, accessibility, test, security certification, systems management, cluster management, virtualization, high availability, storage & I/O, hardware architecture support, power management, reliability, and others required to make Linux an enterprise operating system ready for mission critical workloads.
Enable IBM products
The LTC works closely with brand teams across IBM to ensure IBM wins with Linux. Virtually everything that the LTC works is at the request of one or more IBM brands whose customers need that technology. The LTC is, via its worldwide Linux Distributor Partners Red Hat and Novell, the primary supplier of Linux OS expertise and technology for our xSeries, zSeries and System z9, iSeries, pSeries, and Blade teams as well delivering technology in support of critical eServer strategies. The LTC works closely with Software Group, the Storage team, and our Microelectronics business on core technologies and strategic initiatives. The LTC succeeds when IBM brands win in the marketplace with Linux.
Expand Linux Reach
The LTC works closely with industry teams (such as the The Linux Foundation workgroups) to accelerate the expansion of Linux into usage scenarios such as telecommunications, the data center, the desktop, the embedded space, and anywhere else that the world's most modular and flexible operating system can go.
The LTC works closely with customers to deliver Linux solutions that meet their needs. In collaboration with these customers the LTC designs, delivers, and implements innovative solutions. Customers leverage the LTC's Linux OS expertise, our hardware enablement, and our development of new technologies to satisfy complex IT requirements. The LTC's interactive collaboration process between our customers and developers accelerates those customers' return on investment.
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