Canonical Survey Shows Ubuntu Server as Mission-Critical Enterprise Platform
Feb 04, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Looking to the future, the report asked about what
virtualization technologies users were employing and sought
opinions about the readiness of cloud computing for the enterprise
and about Ubuntu as a platform for cloud computing, George said.
Users also strongly indicated their intent to add Ubuntu servers to
their data centers in the immediate and long term. In addition,
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support) was a clear favorite in terms
of platform use.
""We don't keep a record of who downloads and uses our software,
but we do a few surveys each year" to get a sense of what users are
doing and what they are looking for, George said. "There is a
wealth of organizations using it for enterprise workloads. I think
we have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that Ubuntu is making
good progress as a server platform."
"George said all the information from the survey as well as
input and suggestions from users for tweaks, improvements, bug
fixes and new features will be taken into consideration and even
discussed at the Ubuntu Development Summit."