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Linux Is Crunchy For Burton's SAP Ops

Nov 11, 2009, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Nearly everything about the migration went smoothly, according to Bill York, senior Linux administrator at Burton. York, who came to Burton in the midst of the migration operation, detailed what was behind the move in the first place.

""There was not a lot of value coming out of the [HP-UX] operating system," York explained. Burton's SAP operations had experienced frequent downtime and the hardware costs were pinching the company's bottom line as well. When examining their options, York's co-workers determined that a Linux-on-commodity solution would be the best solution. Linux gave the company a wider range of options in terms of hardware and application support, since it could handle their BSD- and System V-based scripts without too much porting pain."

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