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Feb 22, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ajay Sood)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

One of the realities of current business IT practices is that many organizations are moving IT to Linux, given its flexibility and stability as a system platform. Another reality is that existing enterprise-level software is too valuable to be discarded. These two realities often crash into each other, but it is critical that they be resolved.

"Porting enterprise-level software to Linux can present some interesting challenges. Care has to be taken at all stages--from making design choices to getting the build system to work to finally getting the OS-specific code to cooperate with Linux..."

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