Computerworld New Zealand: GlidePath Drops Samba, Returns to Windows
Jul 19, 2005, 19:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Bell)
No-Size-Fits-All! An Application-Down Approach for Your Cloud Transformation
"Glidepath, an Auckland-based maker of airport baggage-handling
machinery, reports mixed success with its venture into open source.
After eight months of bad experiences with a Samba fileserver, the
company returned to Microsoft Windows.
"Problems centred chiefly on the cost and availability of
support, says IT manger Ricky Williscroft. 'We had no in-house
skills so we had to outsource our support and it was hard to get,'
he says. The server did not integrate well with Microsoft Active
Directory, files locked up and on a few occasions the whole server
collapsed, Williscroft says..."