Reply to post: Re: Why Linux on z rather than on another platform?

IBM swings shrink ray from workforce to mainframes

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Re: Why Linux on z rather than on another platform?

My analogy is different > the mainframe is a shed. If you have a shed and you have some junk around the house then you may decide to box them up and move them out into the shed. Would you go buy a shed just to host your junk or would you leave it on the shelves in different rooms?

If you don't already have a mainframe and have a linux workload you can run distributed, what is the use case for purchasing a mainframe? If you have both distributed and mainframe, what is the driver for boxing up the workloads and moving them to z?

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