Enterprise Linux? Not so fast
Jan 20, 2009, 13:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert L. Mitchell)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Dan Blanchard, vice president of enterprise operations at
Marriott International Inc., is serious about Linux. He says his
company's transition from high-end Unix-based systems from
Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM is ongoing -- and inevitable. "We're
migrating, and we have a strategy to continue deployment of Linux,"
"Tony Iams hears that refrain from IT executives frequently.
"Companies have had a long-term goal of consolidating all of their
Unix systems onto Linux," says Iams, an analyst at research firm
Ideas International Ltd. The companies want to consolidate on
industry-standard technology across the board, he says, and that
means Linux running on x86 hardware."