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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Survey: More Data Centers Will Use Linux in '04

Feb 13, 2004, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

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

"Enterprise decision makers are buying into Linux more than ever, and that commitment is extending beyond the perimeter, where the OS has found a comfortable home.

"In an online spending survey of 130 IT managers and decision makers, 30% said that, among Linux-related projects planned for 2004, a data center migration to Linux would receive the greatest monetary commitment. Of that percentage, 52.7% indicated they'd be spending up to $99,000 on the migration, and 13% expect to spend between $100,000 and $499,000.

"The data service division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services recently committed to an IBM zServer on Linux to run an Oracle application that previously ran on HP-UX. According to information systems planning specialist Bob Howard, the division plans to consolidate other file, print, database and application servers onto the zServer under z/VM and z/Linux..."

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