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Growing demand for Linux on mainframes   
Thursday, June 18 2009 @ 03:05 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Big companies are increasing how much they spend on putting Linux software on mainframes, according to a global study.

Following interviews with 100 IT executives at companies with at least $2bn turnover, the research from CA revealed that largecompanies see Linux on the mainframe as a good way to get more value out of IT while reducing costs.

Mainframes are licensed by IBM in a way that makesrunning Linux low cost. Businesses can get more out of existing mainframe systems by doing this. Linux on the mainframe is charged on a usage basis.

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