Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/08/mainframe_event/

Attention large Linux workloads

You may be running on the wrong platform

By David Gordon

Posted in Data Centre, 8th May 2013 09:39 GMT

The Register Live Evidence from users in the real world shows that for large workloads, the mainframe offers power, security, administration licensing and management benefits – but, in an x86 world, many IT departments simply don’t consider running their Linux apps on anything but traditional servers.

IBM’s system z platform offers the opportunity to run Linux workloads in a cost-effective and secure environment, and it’s not just for banks and governments. For our latest Regcast, on 22 May at 10:00 BST, we’re joined by IBM’s John Easton and Tony Lock from Freeform Dynamics, perhaps the last living analyst to recall when mainframes were all there were.

They explain which workloads, and which customers, might benefit from running Linux on System z, and provide the evidence you need to make the business case for your business.Tune in: it might surprise you. ®