Welcome to the blog of Jim Elliott, z Systems Consultant.

Welcome to the blog of Jim Elliott, IBM Z Consultant at GlassHouse Systems

I am an IBM Z Consultant retired from the IBM Systems unit at IBM Canada. The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM or GlassHouse Systems.

If you are looking for the material that was on my IBM hosted web site, it is on the right here under "Pages".

Friday, 22 April 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 now on z Systems


For more details see the Canonical announcement

For more information on Ubuntu on IBM servers

Read the FAQ for more information on this offering. A big difference from SUSE and Red Hat for z Systems is the pricing. Ubuntu is priced at $19,500 USD per drawer per year. That means on a z13s or LinuxONE Rockhopper you get 1 to 20 IFLs and on the z13 or LinuxONE Emperor you get 1 to 30 IFLs for that one low price. This should be a huge game changer for Linux on the mainframe.

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