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The Linux Beacon: Can Linux Take on Big Unix Boxes?

Jan 27, 2005, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"As I demonstrated two weeks ago, in the entry and midrange server market, it is Unix servers, not Lintel or Wintel servers, that are setting the price/performance pace. And up in the enterprise server space, Unix dominates, but vendors of Linux, Windows, and proprietary machines are all trying to get a piece of the action, too. Now that Linux 2.6 has arrived, and scales a lot better than Linux 2.4, plenty of IT shops are wondering whether Linux can displace other platforms for core applications, not just infrastructure workloads..."

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