Thursday, March 25, 2010

IBM Mainframe Business Under Fire in Europe - IT Infrastructure from eWeek

Curious how IBM’s enthusiasm for open source is apparently situational – e.g., perhaps limited to domains in which IBM doesn’t currently have monopoly power/profits.  Check the full article for some related IBM tactics in this context.

IBM is facing another antitrust complaint around its mainframe business, this one in Europe.

Officials with TurboHercules SAS, which offers an open-source mainframe emulator that lets businesses run mainframe applications on less expensive non-mainframe systems, said March 23 that they’ve filed the complaint with the European Commission, the European Union’s antitrust arm.

The complaint alleges that IBM is unfairly tying its mainframe operating system, the z/OS, to its System z mainframe systems.

IBM Mainframe Business Under Fire in Europe - IT Infrastructure from eWeek

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