"My company runs its Oracle databases on HPUX11i and Hewlett
Packard hardware. Oracle and HP are certified for use with Linux,
so I wanted to see how the performance of some of our databases
would compare if moved to Linux. My ideal goal was for Linux to do
everything HPUX does, interconnecting with our existing
infrastructure seamlessly. I wondered whether we'd lose any
flexibility in administration.
"For my first proper dive into the world of Linux, I chose Intel
processors, thereby sticking to the philosophy of not changing too
many components at one time..."