Today IBM announced the Cheetah Open Beta. See this press release on MarketWire... IBM, AMD and Novell Team on Linux Offering for Informix Dynamic Server - Next Generation IDS "Cheetah" Enters Open Beta Testing..
ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is teaming with AMD and Novell to create an integrated Linux offering built around IBM's next generation Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) data server, code-named "Cheetah." IBM also revealed that Cheetah has now entered an open beta testing for customers and business partners.The new IBM Cheetah site referenced by the press release is here.. http://www.ibm.com/software/data/informix/ids/new Update: the site is now working!
I'd not heard of the Linux/Novell deal before, sounds interesting...
"IDS Cheetah's support for open source applications development combined with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server's high performance and reliability will allow us to deliver to customers a solution to maximize their application investments and to benefit from the vast application resources available," said Roger Levy, Novell vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions....The new IDS Cheetah Linux bundle is expected to be available through the ValueNet business partner program beginning in 2007. Specific terms on the program are being worked out and will be announced at product launch.Now the open Beta has begun, I'll be adding more posts during the day with download and forum links..
This is the IBM Media Relations site link to the press release.