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19 Oct 2007:
"Many customers are beginning to put new Linux applications on the same IBM System z9 mainframe that also runs their production z/VSE applications. This integrated approach is designed to offer the best of Linux, the robust data serving capabilities of z/VSE, and the potential for low total cost of ownership of the System z9 mainframe," said Dr. Klaus Goebel, Development Executive Project Manager and z/VSE PDT Leader. "IBM's powerful mainframe virtualization system, z/VM, is fundamental to these integrated environments. It helps customers get the most from their Linux and z/VSE applications, integrate their business, and support business growth."
Previewed at a special international meeting of the GUIDE SHARE EUROPE (GSE) mainframe user group earlier this week, z/VSE enhancements include a range of new features, especially important to modern applications, such as on-line commerce. Capabilities include:
"Many customers have invested in z/VSE and mainframe technology. Some have run their proven, core business applications on this cost-effective platform for decades. The new release of z/VSE shows that IBM continues to invest in z/VSE. The number of attendees and positive reception among GSE members at this conference shows this is a clear win/win for IBM and the z/VSE community," said Dietmar Schrenk, Germany Guide Share Europe WG z/VSE chairman.
General availability of the new z/VSE is planned for 4Q2008. For more information, please click here.
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