NewsForge: Deciding When to Migrate Your Servers to Linux
Jul 04, 2005, 17:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maria Winslow)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Any discussion of what to migrate to Linux bring up the
question of when to migrate. There are three main drivers of
migration timing--the end of the hardware life cycle, the
need/decision to upgrade software (including the end of a software
subscription agreement such as Microsoft's Software Assurance), and
adding new systems because of expansion.
"As you examine your environment for potential candidates for a
migration to open source, be mindful of the current status of those
systems, since this will help you with planning. This may be an
easier task for servers, since you are likely to already have a
good idea of when you would be planning an upgrade..."