IBM has upgraded its z/VSE mainframe operating system to further support ecommerce and widening Linux use.
The z/VSE V4.2 system is designed to support growing mainframe applications and deliver stronger investment protection, said IBM.
Klaus Goebel, development executive project manager for z/VSE, said, "Many customers are beginning to put new Linux applications on the same IBM System z9 mainframe that also runs their production z/VSE applications.
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"This integrated approach is designed to offer the best of Linux, and the potential for low total cost of ownership of the System z9 mainframe."
IBM's mainframe virtualisation system z/VM is playing a central role in these developments, said Goebel.