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Computing: Linux Cuts Costs for Finance Firm

Feb 24, 2005, 15:15 (5 Talkback[s])
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"City firm Close Premium Finance has migrated its main transactional systems to Linux-based commodity hardware, cutting £100,000 [US$191,100/€144,300] a year from its IT costs.

"Since completing the switch in November, the company has recorded just two minutes of downtime, and says the new systems are performing about twice as fast as the high-end HP Alpha servers that used to power its back-end system..."

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