InfoWorld: Microsoft partners to take on Unix in the data center
Feb 07, 2001, 22:33 (41 Talkback[s])
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"Officials for Unisys on Tuesday fired a shot across the bow of
the Unix community with its announcement that Microsoft is
aggressively developing Windows solutions for the Unisys ES-7000
server with the intent to push the Unix operating platform out of
the data center...."
"By moving the Windows applications up to the space
traditionally occupied by Unix, we hope to completely do away with
Unix in the long-term," Samsom said. "It's not an if, but a when;
the Wintel alliance will push Sun out of that space...."
"The benefits of running a Windows environment as opposed to
Unix are twofold, according to Samsom."
"First, it's easier finding Wintel skills in the current market
because of the size [of its deployment] and it is a standard as
opposed to the variety of Unix offerings," Samsom said. And most
companies would prefer to internally promote their Windows-trained
employees to data center administrators running Windows in the data
center rather than hire what Samsom called "expensive Unix