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SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: Linux scalability roadblock crumbling

Mar 22, 2001, 00:41 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Cook)

"In the business arena, Linux is like a rookie Tiger Woods, full of promise but not quite a champion, says Michael Tiemann, chief technology officer for Durham, N.C., Red Hat Inc."

"Scalability is the one critical capability Linux needs to master to make it in the big leagues, a quality common in high-end mission critical platforms like Sun Microsystems' Solaris and IBM's S390 and AIX."

"At this point, opinions differ about how well Linux is doing in delivering enterprise scalability. Those who complain that Linux's scalability is not ready for large business environments are defining the term too broadly, because business-level scalability has a number of dimensions, said Dan Kusnetzky, system software research analyst for International Data Corp. in Framingham, Mass."

"He divides scalability into quadrants depending on the complexity and size of the problem: small and simple, small and complex, large and complex and large and simple."

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