"Open Source Linux and a Smarter Planet" by Adam Jollans @ eLiberatica 2009


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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2009.


One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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"Open Source Linux and a Smarter Planet" by Adam Jollans @ eLiberatica 2009

  1. 1. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Open Source, Linux and a Smarter Planet Adam Jollans Open Source Strategy Manager IBM Software Group May 2009 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Global forces are driving a fundamentally different world ● Global financial crisis is changing business priorities – and the IT that supports them – New incentives to reduce cost – Financial crisis putting new lens on TCO claims ● The business landscape is evolving, and IT must ev olve with it – Increased M&A activity in a tight economy requires rapid integration ● Government IT priorities are increasingly aligned with those of business – Major stimulus packages include both funding for IT infrastructure – and increased scrutiny ● Technology has enabled solutions that weren't feasible in the last downturn – Bandwidth has evolved, providing greater capacity and reliability at much lower costs © 2009 IBM Corporation 2
  3. 3. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Why is Linux important in the new global economic reality? ● Linux continues to grow rapidly in share, scale, and scope, even in the downturn – 10 years have passed since IBM's initial public commitment to Linux – Linux continues to gain features that enable it to address broadening market opportunities – Robust ecosystem enables lower cost, Linux-based alternatives to proprietary solutions ● Unique attributes of Linux enable novel simplification strategies to reduce cost – Linux enables clients to choose the platform that makes the most sense – When consolidating IT operations during M&A activity, Linux can enable asset reuse – Consolidating on Linux can reduce OS licensing costs (and CALs), generating savings up to 50% © Steven Ginn Used with permission ● Linux is fundamental to the cloud © 2009 IBM Corporation 3
  4. 4. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Something Meaningful is Happening… Every human being, company, organization, city, nation, natural system and man-made system is becoming interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. This is leading to new savings and efficiency—but perhaps as important, new possibilities for progress. The world is flatter. The world is Because it can. smaller. Because it must. The world is Because we want it getting smarter. to. © 2009 IBM Corporation 4
  5. 5. eLiberatica 2009, Romania The World Must Get Smarter 40 - 70 percent of electrical energy is lost due to inefficiencies in the grid. In one small business district in Los Angeles alone, cars burned 47,000 gallons of gasoline just looking for parking. Consumer products and retail industries lose about $40 billion annually due to inefficient supply chains. In a world where 820 million people are undernourished, $48 billion worth of food is thrown away each year in the US. Our healthcare “system” can’t link from diagnosis to drug discovery, providers, insurers, employers and patients. Financial markets spread risk but can’t track it; this has led to undermined confidence and uncertainty. 5 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. eLiberatica 2009, Romania For us to make sense of this new world, we must consider four critical questions “Data is exploding “New business & “My infrastructure is “Our resources and it’s in silos” process demands” inflexible and costly” are limited” I need insight I need to work I need to respond I need efficiency smart quickly How can we take How can we work How do we create How do we drive advantage of the smarter supported an infrastructure greater efficiencies, wealth of by flexible and that drives down compete more information dynamic cost, is intelligent effectively, and available in real processes and secure, and is respond more quickly time from a modeled for the just as dynamic as by taking action now multitude of new way people today’s business on energy, the sources to make buy, live & work? climate ? environment, and more intelligent sustainability? choices? New Smart Dynamic Green & Intelligence Work Infrastructure Beyond © 2009 IBM Corporation 6
  7. 7. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Linux is a Catalyst Linux is helping to create a smarter planet Instrumented Interconnected Intelligent Linux enables Linux powers Linux drives the mobile phones, routers, hubs, ESBs world’s most powerful traffic sensors, and and servers around super-computers GPS devices the world Example: Google Example: Nokia Example: IBM Roadrunner Android Mobile Phone Home Control Center petaflop supercomputer © 2009 IBM Corporation 7
  8. 8. eLiberatica 2009, Romania What's Special about Linux?  Linux supports multiple hardware platforms – Spanning from embedded devices to supercomputers – Speed of support for new platforms – Availability of skills, portability of applications – Scale-out through clustering as well as scale-up through SMP  Linux has an affinity with virtualization – Supported on all major hypervisors, from z/VM to VMware and Hyper-V – Ability to be paravirtualized with Xen – Inclusion of KVM as part of Linux  Linux is flexible – Modular and customizable, with flexible usage licensing  Linux is developed by an open community – Sharing skills and resources, leading to faster development © 2009 IBM Corporation 8
  9. 9. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Virtualized Linux is helping to enable Dynamic Infrastructure  Linux’s cross-platform support combined with In today's economy, we Virtualization enables smarter hardware need dynamic decisions infrastructures that – Virtualization systems management software drive down costs, and – Application virtualization and consolidation are intelligent and – Virtualization Hypervisors - VMWare, Xen, KVM, secure. PowerVM, and z/VM – Linux support for x86, RISC, Mainframe  Bank of Russia consolidated 200 distributed servers in 74 data centers across 11 time zones into just four mainframes in two data centers. – IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON, IBM WebSphere MQ, IBM z/VM, IBM System z9 Enterprise Class, Linux © 2009 IBM Corporation 9
  10. 10. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Real-Time Linux is helping to enable Dynamic Infrastructure  Real-Time Linux and Java are being used In today's economy, we to guarantee fast data and intelligence need dynamic for optimal decision-making infrastructures that – Real-Time Linux kernels drive down costs, and – Real-Time Java runtime environment are intelligent and secure. – Certified x86 servers  IBM and Raytheon won the Red Hat Innovator of the Year Award in 2008 for their work with the US Navy for the next generation of destroyers – IBM WebSphere Real-Time, IBM Bladecenters, Red Hat MRG (includes Real- Time Linux kernel) © 2009 IBM Corporation 10
  11. 11. eLiberatica 2009, Romania SOA and Linux are helping to enable Smart Work  Linux’s flexible cross-platform support Today's organizations combined with SOA Architecture supports can work smarter, dynamic business processes supported by flexible – SOA runtime and development software processes modeled for – Linux multiplatform support and virtualization the new way people affinity buy, live and work. – Processors from embedded to x86 to mainframe  Servicio Extremeño de Salud, the regional public health authority in the Extremadura region of Spain, linked patients, doctors and hospitals with an SOA system to improve the quality, efficiency and delivery of healthcare – IBM WebSphere Business Integration, IBM POWER Systems, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SAP for Healthcare © 2009 IBM Corporation 11
  12. 12. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Open Clients on Linux are helping to enable Smart Work  Open Collaboration Clients on Linux are Today's organizations saving users money on proprietary can work smarter, software, improving security and enabling supported by flexible better collaboration processes modeled for – Productivity, email and collaboration software the new way people – Linux client support buy, live and work. – Virtual Linux Desktops  Gruppo Amadori, a leading food producer in Italy, improved collaboration and cut costs when it migrated both clients and servers to Linux – IBM Lotus Notes, IBM Lotus Symphony, IBM Lotus Domino, IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager, Red Hat Linux © 2009 IBM Corporation 12
  13. 13. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Linux and Data Analysis are helping to enable New Intelligence  High performance databases on Linux Today, more than ever, clusters are enabling real-time data streaming organizations are under and near-instant analysis pressure to leverage a – Clustered and high-performance databases wealth of information to – Business intelligence software make more intelligent – Linux and clustering choices. – Clustered x86 and RISC servers  IMPIRE AG replicates data instantaneously across multiple servers and supports German, Swiss and Austrian TV sports channel requirements for live broadcasting of sports replays and analyses. – IBM Informix Dynamic Server, IBM DB2 Data Warehouse, IBM BladeCenters, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux © 2009 IBM Corporation 13
  14. 14. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Linux and Consolidation are helping to enable Green & Beyond  Consolidation of workloads with virtualized Today, businesses Linux onto Mainframe, RISC and large x86 understand the need to systems enables higher utilization along with energy and cost savings drive greater efficiencies by taking – Energy and Virtualization Management software action on energy, the – Virtualization Hypervisors - VMWare, Xen, KVM, PowerVM, and z/VM environment and – Linux support for x86, RISC, Mainframe sustainability.  Bank of New Zealand has consolidated from distributed servers to Linux on mainframes – reducing power consumption by 38% – IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere ESB, IBM WebSphere Process Server, IBM WebSphere MQ, IBM z/VM, IBM z9 and z10 mainframes, Red Hat Enterprise Linux © 2009 IBM Corporation 14
  15. 15. eLiberatica 2009, Romania Linux and Open Source enable Cloud Computing ● Providing innovative solutions to the ● IBM helps Linux users reduce cost by complexity (and cost) problem providing flexible utility computing – IBM is a leader with Linux in cloud computing ● Pay-as-you-go utility computing enables users • Established a dedicated cloud organization to smooth IT expenditures over time • 9 IBM Cloud Labs around the world ● Replacing periodic capital expenditures with a • 9 private cloud implementations predictable billing cycle reduces uncertainty • 2 academic alliances ● Add or remove incremental capacity without introducing sprawl or maintaining idle resources ● IBM enables others to resell cloud services Cloud ● Consulting Service ● Implementation Management Cloud Delivery Advanced ● Virtual ● Private clouds can revolutionize IT budgets Resource Physical ● Principles of utility computing – such as accurate Pools Consolidation measurement and billing – can transform IT from a cost center into a cost recovery center © 2009 IBM Corporation 15
  16. 16. eLiberatica 2009, Romania The World is Getting Smarter… …and Linux is a catalyst © 2009 IBM Corporation 16