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Computerworld: Users Paying Close Attention to CA's Linux Push

Jul 19, 2003, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Users of Computer Associates International Inc.'s management products are taking advantage of the company's embrace of the Linux operating system.

"This week at the CA World 2003 user event here, the Islandia, N.Y.-based company promoted its focus on open-source technology and even sponsored a Linux forum to highlight the work it has been doing in the field. During the event, Sam Greenblatt, senior vice president and chief architect for CA's Linux Technology Group, reaffirmed the company's commitment to help 'enable Linux to grow,' citing efforts to develop Linux-based clustering technology, Web services and storage.

"Among the customers exploiting CA's push is Nyfix Inc., a Stamford, Conn.-based provider of financial services that is currently migrating its 400-strong portfolio of Sun Solaris servers over to Linux--and will need CA to handle the management of those machines. Nyfix is already running some of its CA Unicenter software on Linux, including a tool that handles asset management, said Greg Petras, a systems analyst at Nyfix..."

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