Business Cloud News: IBM invests $1bn in Linux to support cloud, big data

Technology giant IBM announced plans this week to invest another $1bn into Linux technologies including a new Linux research centre for the company’s developers, clients and partners to collaborate on Linux projects tailored to the IBM’s Power Systems offerings.

As part of the investment the company, which unveiled its plans at the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon 2013 conference in New Orleans earlier this week, will set up a new Linux research centre in Montpellier, France which will house research staff that will explore and optimise Linux for the Power servers and architecture. IBM already has similar facilities in the US, Canada and Asia.

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