IT Week: BBC to buy Linux Patrol for core apps

“Linux’ growing role in the enterprise came into the spotlight
again last week after the BBC signed a deal to use BMC Software’s
Patrol product suite to manage computers based on the open source
operating system.”

“The broadcasting giant said it would use BMC’s Patrol for the
next five years to improve the availability, performance and
recoverability of its core applications and data. Patrol will be
used across 800 distributed servers running on Windows NT, Linux,
Solaris, HP-UX and NetWare, and applications including Microsoft
Exchange and SQL Server.”

“…Although Linux is a serious platform for Web servers,
development and, increasingly, databases, it is only slowly
building the infrastructure hooks that will help smooth its path in
enterprises. With support from enterprise software firms Linux has
made another step forward.”