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ZDNet UK: SCO cuts clustering costs

Jul 03, 2000, 12:57 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alison Raouf , Matt Loney)

"...With pricing set at $7,799 for two-node clustering, SCO is offering one of the cheapest options on the market ­- bar Linux. Microsoft's MSCS starts at around $9,548, while clustering bundles from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun cost significantly more and all require proprietary hardware."

"Scott Allen, who leads SCO's Project Monterey Unix, dismissed the Linux threat. "Linux isn't suitable for the enterprise database, it's more suitable for the low transaction-value server environment," he said."

"Giga analyst Rob Enderle disagreed. "Few feel UnixWare is a viable platform going forward. With Linux taking over the Unix-on-Intel market, Linux would seem to be a better platform to invest in strategically. If you really need failover you're likely to want branded Unix products or Windows 2000. They would appear more prudent."

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