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SearchEnterpriseLinux: With Linux, Fisheries Authority Hauls in ROI

Nov 12, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"You've described how the Linux decision was made. Now, can you describe the OpenIngres-on-Linux planning and design process?

"Sean Lincolne: The beauty of back-end systems is that, as long as they deliver the required service to end users, the [users] largely don't care how you do it. This upgrade was an internal project for the systems section and so did not require any extensive consultation with the organization at large.

"The initial planning and design process largely involved us convincing ourselves that we could obtain the necessary services on the [Open]Ingres-Linux servers as the existing Ingres-HP servers were providing, but at an equivalent or better standard.

"Discussions with Computer Associates were quite positive, and we had time to try it out, so we decided to 'trial' it..."

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