Thursday, 11 June 2009

IBM is bringing LINUX to SMBs

IBM has asked Linux distributors Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat to bundle Linux with IBM Lotus' Open Collaboration Client Solution, which includes Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Lotus Sametime.

Those bundles will then be offered to PC makers to sell with their desktop products. In addition, Big Blue will offer Linux appliances based on its Lotus Foundations line that incorporate a preconfigured version of Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Products are due out sometime next year.

IBM has also unveiled the ISV Software Appliance Initiative for Channel Partners in order to deliver Linux software appliances to midmarket customers, as well as a toolkit that simplifies the packaging of Domino applications for the Lotus Foundations appliance.

A complete article on this subject can be read from The bMighty Antenna.

No comments:

Post a Comment