IBM's involvement and significant investment in Linux has allowed IBM to take on a leading role in the advancement of open source technologies, offering its clients choice, lower costs and interoperability. Most recently, IBM helped found the Open Virtualization Alliance to further customer adoption of open source virtualization technologies such as KVM the Linux-based hypervisor.
As IBM celebrates its Centennial this year, this investment in Linux remains one of the key moments in IBM's history (read more about that in the IBM 100 Icons of Progress article “Linux: The Era of Open Innovation") And Linux, continues to be a fundamental component of IBM business—embedded deeply in hardware, software, services and internal development.
IBM is not the only one celebrating an anniversary this year. The Linux Foundation is officially celebrating 20 years of Linux (#linux20th) this week at LinuxCon North America in
IBM is Platinum Sponsor of LinuxCon North America. Key contributors from the IBM Linux and KVM development and strategy teams are heading to LinuxCon for a variety of activities including:
- Keynote by Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus IBM Academy of Technology, delivers a retrospective and opinion on the future of Linux.
- IBM moderated panel consisting of IBM clients
and GHY using Linux on POWER, and TELUS using Linux on System z Rice University
- Think Power Linux Birds of a Feather session
- Seven technical presentations about Linux and KVM
- IBM Booth showcasing Watson, Power Linux and Linux on System z
For more details about IBM’s activity at LinuxCon, click here.
In its Centennial year, IBM is especially excited to celebrate 20 years of Linux at LinuxCon North America 2011. We wish The Linux Foundation and all LinuxCon attendees a fantastic week in