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TechRepublic/Gartner: Analyzing impact of new [VA Linux] build-to-order model for Linux servers

Dec 02, 2000, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Knowledgeable users can now use a Web application developed and hosted by VA Linux to customize server configurations (e.g., front-end Web servers, file and print, cache), including an initial choice of 700 applications. Alternatively, less-sophisticated users can select from recommended configurations."

"The VA Linux model is an approach necessary to draw more enterprise interest in Linux. Users with specific server requirements that are intended to capitalize on open source software in a specific role in the enterprise will find the VA Linux model attractive."

"However, users should test the overall robustness of the VA Linux infrastructure in the early stages of deployment to ensure that large deployments can be managed well. Users will also need to be vigilant to maintain hardware configuration consistency as well as operating system and application release consistency."

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