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Report: Global Enterprises Turning to Linux Servers

Mar 12, 2003, 23:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

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"A new report on Linux released this week by Forrester Research has found that global enterprises are increasingly turning to cheap Intel-based Linux servers to run a variety of datacenter applications and, in the process, are replacing both Microsoft Windows and proprietary Unix platforms.

"The report, which is based on a small sample of North American enterprise respondents, is titled 'The Linux Tipping Point' and was authored by Forrester principal analyst Ted Schadler along with researchers Charles Rutstein, Laura Koetzle, Angela Tseng and Frank Pandolfe.

"The report says that three powerful forces will cause Linux to tip in 2003 and sweep new Unix installs out of the datacenter on all but the data tier by 2007. These forces are Unix reliability at Intel prices, falling technology barriers, and commercial support from high-tech giants. 'Proprietary Unix on RISC will all but disappear by 2007,' the report predicts..."

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