Power and Linux have been combined in IBM server products for more than 10 years, and substantial optimization of this hardware/software platform has taken place in recent years. The wide adoption of Linux in the technical and commercial communities means that it is highly useful to programmers and service providers across the board.
By making a range of software tools available to IT organizations using Linux, IBM is making it
possible for many businesses to keep costs in line and to leverage Linux and open source in their use of
production applications and databases.