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ComputerWorld: Systems Management Key LinuxWorld App

Jan 31, 2000, 18:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"Linux is moving up into mission-critical enterprise applications and down into Internet appliances. Both trends will be on display at LinuxWorld, which opens in New York Wednesday.

Systems management tools, considered key enablers for enterprise use of Linux, are starting to appear. For example, last week's deal between Computer Associates International Inc. in Islandia, N.Y., and Red Hat Inc. in Research Triangle Park, N.C., to bundle the operating system with some of CA's systems management tools will be touted at the show.

That's a big deal for Linux and Windows NT user Pascal Wattiaux, senior vice president of technologies at San Francisco-based Quokka Sports Inc., which currently has more than 100 NT servers running its Web site and other key applications. All of those servers are managed through CA's Unicenter TNG. 'We need to know, 24 by 7, which machine is in what state,' said Wattiaux. Having Unicenter TNG on Linux may allow the company to replace NT servers with Linux, which, according to Quokka's testing, will perform better on the existing servers."

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