IBM Corp has ported its Middleware Industry Solutions for government, banking and retail to the Linux operating system, responding it said to high rates of adoption in those vertical markets.
The Middleware Industry Solutions include technology from IBM’s WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, Lotus, and Rational brands packaged specifically for the individual requirements of industry sectors with packaged standard middleware products and industry-specific tools and components.
The packages for retail, banking and government are now available on Linux in response to the high rates of adoption, according to Surjit Chana, VP of strategy and planning with IBM Software Group.
For the government space, this means IBM Middleware Industry Solutions for Government access, Government on demand workplace, Government collaboration, and Government public safety are all available on Linux.
Retail solutions for store operations, merchandising, inventory management and advertising, marketing and promotions are also available for Linux, as well as banking branch transformation, and banking core systems transformation.
As an example of what the packages contain, the Middleware Solution for Government access includes Lotus Workplace Messaging, Workplace Team Collaboration and Workplace Web Content Manager, Rational Rapid Developer, Tivoli Access Manager, WebSphere Host Integration and WebSphere Portal Enabler, as well as the WebSphere Portal for eGovernment Access industry-specific middleware.
IBM has also announced that the latest version of its WebSphere Business Integration Server, 4.3, is now available on Linux for the first time, adding Red Hat Inc’s Enterprise Linux and Novell Inc’s SuSE Linux to the list of supported platforms alongside Windows 2000, AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX.