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Linux Done Right (Personals Edition): Linux Shop Seeks Linux Vendor

Oct 03, 2007, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this link. ]

"Matthew Porter, the CEO of Contegix, is an anomaly as far as I'm concerned--and I don't mean that in a negative way whatsoever. You see, Contegix, a managed hosting provider based in St. Louis, Mo., is a 100% Linux shop. Every server they run internally has Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 or 5 installed (although they're not using Xen just yet), and all their applications, save a financial/payroll application that just has to run on Windows as a virtual instance in VMware, runs on Linux. OK, so that makes them a 99% Linux shop with a vestigial Microsoft Windows appendix, and I apologize. In an industry that holds sacred the 'five nine's,' I think you can give me some slack on this one.

"Anyway, outside of European universities and some HPC instances, 100% Linux shops are a rare breed in this heterogeneous operating system mishmash of a world we live in today. But that still hasn't stopped Contegix..."

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