Linux enables easy portability across platforms, and the IBM z Systems offers open source software a platform with higher levels of performance, scalability and security. There is now a rich open source ecosystem available on Linux on the mainframe - from OpenStack to MongoDB to Docker - with many more packages currently ported.
This new initiative enables Linux on z Systems to offer an equivalent open source ecosystem with other platforms, while still delivering on the enterprise grade platform for Linux value proposition.
The presentation will focus on key foundational packages: developer languages/compilers, databases, cloud infrastructure components and the top popular tools & applications: App development & DevOps, Big Data/Analytics, Configuration-monitoring management/tools, Web Application Development , eCommerce & Application server that are ported and supported on z Systems. These foundational technologies open up the aperture for application developers and other ISVs to leverage the unique properties of an enterprise grade platform for Linux on z Systems. With performance, security and scalability insights from open source examples, this presentation will show where Linux workloads can benefit from running on the mainframe, and how easily open source software can be ported across.