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2009 Mainframe Linux Workloads Survey

  • ID: 1086622
  • Report
  • June 2009
  • 20 Pages
  • Ptak, Noel & Associates
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This report contains an analysis of the results of the survey titled “2009 Mainframe Linux Workloads.” Five thousand readers of z/Journal were asked to participate. Almost 5% agreed to participate which is an excellent hit ratio. Two hundred and twenty nine (229) responses were received from individuals who indicated that they were familiar with Linux on the mainframe. (21 respondents said that they had no familiarity with Linux on the mainframe. These were dropped from the survey).

Most participants were in technical jobs with Systems Analysts, Programmers and Systems Administers being the most common. Technical consultants were the next largest group followed by DBA managers. Respondents came from 18 different industry groups with Insurance, Finance, Government, Healthcare and Education were the most popular. The distribution of responding organizations ranged from those with revenues less than $250 million to a good number with greater than $2 billion. Most respondents were North American with a scattering from Europe and Asia. The typical organization had either one or two mainframes installed. A majority said that their organization did not have a z10 installed.

Report provides an overview of:

- Status of Linux on the mainframe;

- Number of organizations with Linux on the mainframe;

- Compares Linux to other mainframe work;

- Amount of UNIX/Linux work consolidated on the mainframe;

- Reasons for not adding more Linux workloads;

- Systems management for mainframe and Linux
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2009 Mainframe Linux Workloads Survey—Executive Summary
Mainframe Environment
Linux Environment on Mainframe
Mainframe Linux Workloads in Production Environments
Platform Decision Criteria
Level of Success Experienced
Linux Systems Management on Mainframe
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