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Internet Week: Capacity On Demand -- As Wintel, Linux Threats Loom, Sun Offers Instant CPU Upgrades

Nov 09, 1999, 18:28 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"But the moves come at a time when Sun faces new threats. According to analyst Rick Doherty of Envisioneering, 40 percent of all e-commerce sites are hosted on Sun servers, making Sun the top e-commerce platform. But it is losing ground to Linux and faces an impending threat of Windows 2000 and Intel's companion IA-64, Doherty added...."

"Linux also represents a threat. Linux could sap Sun's popularity if it is deployed often enough that software vendors port apps to Linux before Solaris, said Don Kaberon, manager of computer resource management for Hewitt Associates."

"Sun's Ingram said Linux, which lacks clustering and management functionality offered in Solaris, will build momentum by attracting developers to Unix."

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