This roadmap will guide you through the stages of building and taking your solution to the market. Specific actions are recommended at each stage to ensure you get the most out of your relationship with IBM.

As an independent solution vendor (ISV), IBM offers you a comprehensive set of resources and offerings to help you develop solutions enabled with IBM middleware on PowerLinux™.

This roadmap will guide you through the stages in understanding the value proposition of IBM middleware on PowerLinux& the key IBM products and technologies to help you differentiate your solution; technical resources to help enable your application with the key products and technologies as well as point you to resources to help you market and sell your solution.

Your application optimized with IBM's combination of IBM PowerLinux servers and IBM software may give you an advantage over your competition by lowering your overall solution costs. The optimization of IBM WebSphere® Application Server and IBM PowerVM® may mean less infrastructure and operational costs to run your solution, reduced risk during deployment, and better serviceability of application.

PowerLinux solutions are optimized to deliver high value Linux services and are specifically designed to bring the capabilities of POWER7® technology to clients of competitive x86 platforms. Both Red Hat and Novell SUSE Linux run natively on Power Systems, offering a scalable alternative for your open source applications.

Tightly optimized and integrated solutions can provide great value to our clients and PowerLinux solutions can deliver Linux services faster, with higher quality and more economically than ever before. Make them your open standard choice for deploying applications. Differentiate your solution with IBM middleware on PowerLinux today.

This information applies to the entire family of IBM Power Systems™ running Linux, including the the Linux-only and IBM Pure Systems™ family of servers with binary compatibility for applications running the supported versions of Red Hat and SUSE Linux.

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