Internet Week: Linux Doesn’t Make Cut For Enterprise Computing

“Linux, though suitable for many server applications, doesn’t
make the cut for enterprise computing, according to a report by
consultancy D.H. Brown Associates.”

“Linux is not good for high-end enterprise server functions
where you need high-end scalability and high levels of reliability,
where a backup system can take over not just if the OS fails, but
if hardware or the applications fail,” said Tony Iams, the D.H.
Brown analyst who authored the report.

“Mike Prince, chief information officer at Burlington Coat
Factory, which has rolled out Linux-based systems at its retail
stores, agrees…

“I wouldn’t put a 5-terabyte Oracle database on Linux…,”
Prince said…”


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