Sep 21, 2013

IBM to invest $1 billion on Linux and related open source technologies

Tech giant IBM has announced that it would invest a whopping $1 billion on Linux and other open source technologies to boost it's server systems. IBM has been a long standing proponent of Linux along with Google. Earlier in June this year, IBM has launched the powerLinux server to handle Big data and Analytics.

Moreover, Linux has been certified on all IBM systems.

“We continue to take share in Unix, but it’s just not growing as fast as Linux,” says Brad McCredie, an IBM vice president of Power development.

This move will give a significant boost go the growth of Linux and open source technologies.