CIN: So You Want to Switch to Linux?
Oct 03, 2003, 20:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Pastore)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"If there's ever a time to explore taking the Linux plunge, that
time is now. Or is it?
"Depending on who you listen to, Linux in the enterprise is
either an IT savior or something best left for tasks that are not
among the most mission-critical. No less an authority than Gartner
recommends that Linux be restricted to peripheral applications and
low-end infrastructure tasks like Web servers, proxy servers, and
caching servers. But an increasing amount of enterprise application
vendors are selling and supporting versions that run on Linux.
"Whether you are going to switch to Linux depends on a number of
factors, including what industry you serve; what your IT
infrastructure looks like now; what your IT infrastructure might
look like in five years; your staff; and so on and so forth..."