ITWeb: CA Throws Its Weight Behind ‘Undermanaged’ Linux

“Computer Associates (CA) has thrown its weight behind the Linux
operating system, adding 23 new Linux applications over the past
three months.

“The move comes at a time when Linux, with its platform
standardisation initiative in place, is growing in acceptance in
the enterprise marketplace. With support from the eight-member
Linux Consortium and giants such as IBM, HP/Compaq and now CA, it
has surpassed Unix to become a leading challenger as a platform for
embedded development.

“According to Paul Le Roux, a database specialist at CA, Linux’s
popularity is not supported by an adequate range of management
tools. ‘In particular, Linux servers do not integrate well in an
enterprise environment with equipment running on other platforms,’
he says. ‘At CA, we have set out to redress this situation…'”

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