• 01-AUG-2007

IBM's Project Big Green Spurs Global Shift to Linux on Mainframe

IBM has announced plans to consolidate its data center from 3,900 computer servers onto about 30 System z mainframes. The initiative is part of Project Big Green, a broad commitment that IBM announced in May to sharply reduce data center energy consumption for IBM and its clients. According to IBM, the new server environment will consume approximately 80 percent less energy than the current set up and the company expects significant savings over five years in energy, software and system support costs. IBM plans to recycle the 3,900 servers through IBM Global Asset Recovery Services. To access the IBM online press kit for additional announcement details, photos or video footage, log on to www.ibm.com/press/systemz/consolidation.