SUSE Easing Linux on the Mainframe with KVM for IBM z Systems Support

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Coinciding with IBM's launch of LinuxONE, SUSE announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the first and currently only server operating system supported by the recently announced KVM for IBM z Systems, open source-based server virtualization for the IBM mainframe. 

SUSE was the first to bring Linux to the mainframe, collaborating with IBM since 1999 to make SUSE Linux Enterprise Server a guest operating system on IBM z Systems. "In the past 15 years, we've seen strong growth of Linux on the mainframe as organizations increasingly see the advantages of combining Linux with the unrivaled speed, security and availability of the mainframe,” said Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM z Systems.  “Now, IBM and SUSE are taking Linux to new levels of performance and choice with LinuxONE and KVM availability, providing organizations with a new option for simple, robust and cost-effective server virtualization for the mainframe."

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