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VNU Net: More Linux rollouts in 2001 says IBM 'roadmap for Linux'

Feb 09, 2001, 16:42 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sarah Arnott)

"IBM expects "a significant number" of Linux deployments over the course of 2001, and is boosting its Linux support offerings to try to overcome enterprise conservatism."

"In the past, the common perception of Linux was that it was not for widescale deployment and there were major concerns about support," said IBM deep computing vice president, Dave Turek."

"According to the IBM roadmap for Linux, the operating system will penetrate all levels of the enterprise in parallel, growing upwards from existing application areas such as individual file servers. IBM will also develop the 'middle ground' of standalone servers as third party software availability grows, and tackle the high-end datacentre market with clustered Linux servers."

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