Linux on IBM System x and BladeCenter

Providing an open, reliable and secure IT environment

Linux® running on IBM System x® and BladeCenter® provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment that can easily scale as workloads demand. The IBM System x and BladeCenter families offer a broad range of servers available with the Linux operating system for customers who desire one-stop shopping. The range of Linux offerings available on System x and BladeCenter gives you the flexibility to deploy precisely the solution you need to help your business realize innovation.






Linux offerings

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Running Red Hat Enterprise® Linux on IBM System x and BladeCenter provides enhanced security features for your business-critical applications and real-time data with reliability and availability

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server running on IBM System x and BladeCenter offers a reliable, high-performance solution providing application flexibility and enhanced virtualization capabilities.

Oracle Linux
IBM provides server hardware warranty support for customers interested in deploying Oracle® Linux on IBM System x and BladeCenter portfolio of industry-standard servers.

Asianux Server
Asianux, a leading Linux distribution supported on IBM System x and BladeCenter servers in Asia Pacific countries provides enhanced compatibility, security and easy-to-use features along with high reliability.

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System x Linux and Open Virtualization Business Development and Marketing Program Director

Pat Massey Byers Within IBM's System x server organization, Pat focuses on Linux, where she is responsible for business development, marketing, relationships with major Linux companies including Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical (Ubuntu) and manages IBM System x's Linux operating system product portfolios.

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