IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services

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Organizations are transforming their IT infrastructures to Linux and open source applications to manage their business. By 2016, it is estimated that open source software will be included in mission-critical software portfolios in 99 percent of Global 2000 enterprises.

IBM PowerLinux™ Open Source Infrastructure Services is an ideal platform for fast delivery of essential email, web serving, file/print, and other infrastructure workloads. It provides all the components—key open source infrastructure workloads, Industry standards-based Linux, IBM PowerVM virtualization technology, and IBM POWER7 performance optimized for Linux in an end-to-end solution ready for you to deploy. IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services uses open source applications such as:

Mail serving: Includes industry-leading open source mail serving applications such as Postfix, Dovecot, Cyrus, Fetchmail, Procmail and SpamAssassin.

Web serving: Leverages the LAMP architecture for open source web serving functions with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl scripts

File/print serving: Using Samba this solution allows file and print sharing between computers based on PowerLinux, Linux x86, Microsoft Windows and UNIX operating systems.

Network infrastructure serving: Manages network traffic with advanced capabilities like virtual networking (virtio and vhost-net), next generation internet protocol, IPv6, and load-balancing with the BIND DNS server and Squid web caching server.

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