Has the World outgrown Commercial UNIX?
Jan 21, 2012, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When you read articles about cloud computing or Enterprise
computing, you rarely see the term 'UNIX' anymore. You see plenty
of rhetoric about Linux and Windows but UNIX seems to have left the
building, for good. And, by 'building,' I mean data center.
However, that's not the case. UNIX is alive and well in the world's
Enterprise data centers. It just doesn't grab headlines like it
used to. Does the fact that UNIX isn't a newsworthy buzz term mean
that it's on its last legs as an Enterprise operating system.
Certainly not. Commercial UNIX might have lost its 'coolness' but
it hasn't lost its place running your business-critical
applications and services.
"Enterprise-level UNIX systems still rule the data center for
the big workloads, the big databases and Big Data.
"When selecting an operating system for your critical business
needs, what do you look for? Reliability, availability, stability,
versatility, virtualization, scalability, affordability,
sustainability, supportability and sheer ability are terms that
come to mind on which to judge an operating system. Plus you need a
company behind the operating system that employs experts who
understand the critical nature of your business. That's the lure of
commercial UNIX. That's the decision point for many businesses: