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Nov 11, 2006, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)


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

"CitiStreet, a Quincy, Mass., corporate benefits provider, was founded in 2000. A year later it was already outgrowing its proprietary Unix-based network infrastructure. Faced with a choice between adding more HP-UX and Solaris boxes, or moving to Intel hardware with Linux, CitiStreet chose the latter. Today the company is enjoying enhanced stability and security, and drastically lower costs.

"One of the first moves CitiStreet's CIO Barry Strasnick made toward open source was to migrate the organization's DNS servers from Solaris to Red Hat on Intel. 'We started with simpler, more redundant systems,' says Strasnick..."

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