"In the business arena, Linux is like a rookie Tiger Woods, full
of promise but not quite a champion, says Michael Tiemann, chief
technology officer for Durham, N.C., Red Hat Inc."
"Scalability is the one critical capability Linux needs to
master to make it in the big leagues, a quality common in high-end
mission critical platforms like Sun Microsystems' Solaris and IBM's
S390 and AIX."
"At this point, opinions differ about how well Linux is doing in
delivering enterprise scalability. Those who complain that Linux's
scalability is not ready for large business environments are
defining the term too broadly, because business-level scalability
has a number of dimensions, said Dan Kusnetzky, system software
research analyst for International Data Corp. in Framingham,
"He divides scalability into quadrants depending on the
complexity and size of the problem: small and simple, small and
complex, large and complex and large and simple."