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IT-Analysis: Linux: Still not in the data centre - Zona survey

Nov 15, 2000, 16:22 (9 Talkback[s])
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"A study from Zona research emerged earlier this week... What it found though will do little to further the cause of the open source movement. For starters the company discovered that right now, Linux deployments are almost exclusively limited pilot programmes and departmental resources. Further to that it revealed that almost 75% of organisations that have deployed Linux are using the system to support fewer than 100 users..."

"That however is the bad news, if you wish to take it that way, and shows fairly clearly that, right now, Linux just hasn't made it into the upper echelons of the data centre. The good news though is that 24% of organisation polled said that they had made a serious strategic, organisational commitment to the open source movement and that many of them were opting for Linux because of its stability and reliability -- alongside other reasons like lower price, and overall scalability."

"Perhaps the bit of news that will bring the most joy to the supporters of Linux however, and the bit that will undoubtedly have Microsoft's minions shifting nervously in their seats, is that Windows is the single operating system most often replaced with Linux -- although two thirds of those polled said they were looking to replace Unix systems with the Linux operating system."

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