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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Company Bypasses Network-Attached Storage for Linux Clusters

Mar 03, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"Could you give us a picture of Dynamic Graphics' IT world prior to the Linux migration?

"Todd Moore: We had a variety of Unix and Windows servers along with NAS and SAN storage technologies. For our two main e-commerce sites, we had PictureQuest on Unix (Solaris) and Creatas.com on Windows.

"Why was a change needed?

"Moore: The driving factor for the change in our infrastructure was the need to consolidate all of the Web sites onto a single platform for manageability and scalability, as well as to have a single source of content that is shared across the different sites. We did not have the hardware in place to grow either one of those platforms separately or to be able to accommodate the sum of both of the sites together. Also, neither one of the platforms as they stood had the ability to scale to accommodate having all that content in one place..."

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