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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Nudges Aside Unix for Financial Services Company

Dec 09, 2003, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"First Trust Corp. could serve as the poster child for Linux in the enterprise.

"The Denver-based trust company is using Linux to run its mission-critical transactional databases on industry-standard 64-bit servers, at a 50% cost savings, and at the expense of Unix. Sounds like First Trust has covered the top three items on Linux's evangelical hit parade.

"'We've been using Linux for two years on non-outward facing systems--for in-house things,' said Jeff Knight, First Trust's vice president of technology. 'We felt the timing was right...'"

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