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NewsForge: Sun Sets, Linux Rises for Datastream

Jan 04, 2006, 22:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)


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

"Before Linux, asset performance management provider Datastream ran its enterprise on proprietary Sun hardware and the Solaris operating system. But Jim Plourde, vice president of hosted solutions at Datastream, says he wasn't happy with the performance or the price of Sun hardware with its mission-critical database operations. In 2002, a move to lower-priced Intel servers was on the horizon, but Plourde still had operating system choices to make.

"Datastream's custom asset performance management software and hosted solutions allow clients around the world to manage big dollar capital assets like manufacturing equipment, buildings, and vehicles, and to analyze performance for future improvements..."

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