NewsForge: Linux Makes the Grade at Yale
Sep 12, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Karen D. Schwartz)
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"Rick Beebe has a tough job. Not only is he responsible for
running the email servers, Web servers, and search engine for Yale
University's School of Medicine's 6,000 students, professors, and
administrative staff, but he also manages the medical school's
networking infrastructure. For more than a decade, Beebe has relied
on Unix--predominantly Hewlett-Packard's Tru64 Unix--to run the
school's major applications and manage the school's 350 network
devices. But when it came time to consolidate the university's
network management infrastructure, Beebe looked to Linux.
"A few years ago, Beebe began taking a hard look at Linux.
Starting out, he chose to develop a few small applications in Red
Hat Linux. Experience with those applications led him to determine
that the operating system, while perhaps not ready to handle a Web
server that receives 50 million hits per month, was now stable,
secure, and robust enough--not to mention inexpensive and easy to
use--to expand its horizons at the School of Medicine..."