Daniel Lark writes:
To counter the Windows NT articles proclaiming Windows NT
scalibility, an NT
trade journal admits that NT 4 doesn’t scale well.
An interesting quote from the article – “We looked at Cluster
Server for Nasdaq and for other applications. Although it?s a
viable platform for departmental applications, especially those
based around Exchange and SQL Server, for mission critical
environments it?s simply too slow and not scalable…”.
On slightly differ tact: “But for many shops the issue is not
about what to buy next, but how to consolidate numerous servers
running on older systems that use Pentium and Pentium Pro
processors, and ease management and maintenance concerns.
Server consolidation is a hot trend in many IT shops these days.
Unfortunately, it remains an unrealized dream in most Windows NT
environments.” My answer is make ’em Linux boxen and extend their