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LinuxPlanet: Linux and Oracle: NetLedger's Real-World Solution Detailed

Mar 30, 2000, 18:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"When NetLedger went shopping for an operating system to host its online-accounting ASP, it was looking at building a system from the ground up, with the only requirements that the end result support Oracle database servers in a robust operating environment."

"The end result was a server installation incorporating Linux servers from VA Linux, encryption accelerators from Rainbow Technologies, and network file servers from Network Appliance. The data center is the largest deployment of Oracle database servers on Linux servers in the world, incorporating off-the-shelf technology in an unusual manner."

"That Linux should have survived the rugged evaluation process devised by NetLedger CIO Dave Durkee isn't surprising to Linux aficionados, but may come as a surprise to UNIX gurus who still are unconvinced of the power of Linux when compared to high-performance UNIX servers. However, after a series of hands-on evaluations that generated real-world benchmarks, the combination of Linux on a Intel box best served the needs of NetLedger."

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