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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."

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