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ZDNet/UK: IT Week: Linux move for e-trade app server

Jan 31, 2000, 21:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shan Kelly)

"Data-cacheing pioneer Persistence plans to port its PowerTier application server to Linux this summer.

The PowerTier Enterprise Server is the software behind Instinet, the fixed income bond electronic trading system built by Reuters, which hosts more than 1000 complex transactions per second. Instinet's trading system uses PowerTier for EJB to send frequently accessed data from core servers to a cacheing server."

"Persistence's move to Linux was customer driven. In the same way, it dropped SCO Unix, DEC-Unix and NCR when the market disappeared, [Persistence CEO and co-founder Chris] Keane said, 'Dot-coms are moving to Linux on Intel. It is freely available and it is a clean Unix variant. Developers know that if they develop something on Linux there is a good chance of porting it to a commercial Unix like Solaris. Support from the development community will see it emerge as an alternative Unix.' "

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