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TechWeb: March Madness: Infonautics Bets Big On Linux, Cold Fusion

Mar 28, 2000, 20:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barbara Darrow)

"For all the hype around Linux, some people doubt that the open source operating system is scalable enough to handle big Internet loads."

"Ram Mohan, chief technology officer at Infonautics, is not one of them. Infonautics, the Wayne, Pa., creator of such sites as companysleuth.com, is betting big that Linux can handle the anticipated traffic spike generated by the nationally televised NCAA March Madness. This annual college basketball tourney is a huge ratings booster for television, and companysleuth.com's Sportsleuth enables Web surfers to register their teams and follow their progress, getting news from a variety of sources."

""When things start to fail, with Cold Fusion on NT, everything would work great, but once you hit the curve, it just stopped on you," he said. "Linux gives you a much more graceful degradation and time to react, to put in another machine.""

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