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Red Hat: Linux Served at Vertical Data Center Dinner Tables

Feb 26, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

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"Major Linux vendors like Red Hat are finding success penetrating data centers in vertical markets like the financial industry. Financials often grow their own applications in-house and it's easier to port those C and C++ programs and entire solution stacks to Linux in vertical markets. That said, there are still frontiers Linux needs to conquer, according to Red Hat executive Mark de Visser, who addresses management of open-source deployments and common questions enterprises have about Linux in part two of this question-and-answer interview...

"Is Linux finding more success in specific vertical markets?

"de Visser: One inhibitor to adoption has been that when companies look at the solution stack [operating system, middleware, database, applications] they have built on Solaris, for example, and they question whether they are going to be able to migrate the whole solution stack to Linux. Because migrating 90% of that solution stack is not good enough. So, that's one of the reasons we have to be smart about the industries to pursue..."

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