Thursday, November 16, 2006

IBM pushes Linux and Grid, eases deplyment

On Wednesday, IBM introduced its Implementation Services for Linux and Grid and Grow Express Implementation Service, both of which expand on existing IBM offerings by building on lessons learned from individual projects to create a standard way to deploy computing grids and Linux. The services use an automated, Web-based tool to streamline projects, cutting costs and improving efficiencies.
IBM says the services, anchored by the Web-based tool, can reduce Linux implementation times by nearly a third.

“The tool incorporates industry-application intelligence and best-practice knowledge from thousands of client engagements to ensure consistent implementation around the world,” IBM said.

For grid deployments, IBM is adding the Web-based tool to simplify further the Grid and Grow Express package it introduced last spring.

“The service product includes hardware, software and services, and can be incorporated into current storage and server infrastructure,” IBM said.

The Linux and grid implementation services are available now from IBM Global Services. Pricing was not released.

IBM Grid and Grow

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