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Inside a Migration

Apr 17, 2010, 03:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Smith)

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"ZA: Well I work in a large energy corporation, so the environment is quite large as well. There are approximately four hundred production servers, and possibly a thousand or more servers when you include testing environments, in this company. That being said, due to some users requiring more than one desktop at their desk, I could safely say that there are probably close to four thousand desktops, maybe more. My team of six, alone, supports around 40+ servers. I work in the Web Infrastructure department. There is a mix of Windows PCs as well as Unix/Linux desktop systems in the company's production environment.

"OSNews: What has generally been the most challenging aspect of running such a network?

"ZA: The most challenging aspect of running such a network is getting certain parts of the business to adapt to newer/supported versions of JDK. This would mean migrating their applications to said new versions. They understand the logic of migrating but they are just never ready to adopt these changes even though they say they understand the ramifications of keeping older unsupported JDKs.

"OSNews: You mentioned (pre-interview) your organization is looking at making a move to Linux servers. What operating system have you been running and what prompted the change?"

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