|IBM will continue to support Linux by pledging another $1 billion to the development of the operating system over the next five years. |
With the injection of cash Big Blue aims to service enterprises who need to support large volume of data – something which it claims legacy technology is no longer capable of doing.
"Many companies are struggling to manage big data and cloud computing using commodity servers based on decades-old, PC-era technology,” claimed IBM fellow and VP of Power Development Brad McCredie, in a statement.
“These servers are quickly overrun by data, which triggers the purchase of more servers, creating unsustainable server sprawl.“
IBM Invests a Further $1 billion In Linux [itpro.co.uk]