Getting the best of both worlds with Linux on IBM z Systems

Published on 20 Apr 2017

The performance of our ERP system on Linux on z Systems is great, and the stability is exceptional.

Shivanand Bhavikatti, Divisional Head, IT Services, Networking & IBM Mainframe Project, KEONICS

Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd


Deployment country


KEONICS (Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd) has played a significant role in India’s IT revolution. With its focus on providing world-class infrastructure services for the electronics- and IT-related industries in the state of Karnataka, KEONICS offers hosted and managed ERP platforms and web portals, software development, IT consultancy, IT training and networking components. Additionally, the organization provides education to local communities through a network of 265 training centers, helping spread the economic benefits of IT throughout the region.

Business need
KEONICS is on a mission to bring world-class infrastructure and IT knowledge to the state of Karnataka, India. As a government organization, it’s vital for KEONICS to get the best value for money.

By deploying Linux alongside IBM z/OS, KEONICS gets the best of both worlds – open source and enterprise – gaining a robust, highly flexible platform for rapid new development and easy support.

Using an open source operating system and virtualization platform cuts costs by an estimated 50 percent. Linux on IBM z Systems combines flexibility and openness with robustness and security.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

z Systems, z Systems : z Systems running Linux, z Systems : z Systems running Linux - SUSE, z Systems: zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12), z Systems : z Systems running z/OS

Govt: Government, State/Provincial/Local Transformation, Govt: Shared Services, Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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