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SearchEnterpriseLinux: The Wrong Choice: Sometimes It's Linux, Consultant Says

Apr 25, 2003, 19:00 (57 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"One of IT consultant Robert Hubbard's corporate clients runs Red Hat Linux. Linux was chosen because the company's programmers need flexibility to dabble with source code and create custom programs. Big trouble ensued, however, when a remote programmer flexed too much. In this instance, Hubbard thinks that Linux was the wrong choice.

"In March, Hubbard was involved in fixing a problem--the one mentioned above and detailed below--when he read SearchEnterpriseLinux.com's 'Wrong Choice' series of articles. Hubbard said his client had problems, like poor scalability and inadequate vendor support, with Linux in enterprise environments. He noted that his consulting firm, Pasadena, Calif.-based Epic Microsystems Global Inc., is not a Microsoft partner, and he has worked with Unix and Linux systems for years.

"In March, Hubbard visited the Southern California headquarters of a client, a large company in a vertical market. He noticed a high-pitched sound coming from a server running Red Hat Linux 7.1. 'A change the programmer made caused the RAID controller to go into alert, and the two external drives are no longer mirroring,' he said..."

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