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IBM: UNIX to Linux Migration Rate Growing

Aug 10, 2009, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"That was the general sense carried away from a recent analysts' meeting conducted by IBM to showcase their recent success in migrating customers from Unix to Linux environments--specifically, from Sun Microsystems' Solaris to Linux.

"Inna Kuznetsova, Director, Linux Strategy, led the meeting attended by IT analysts and painted a telling picture of what IBM's Linux business has been in recent months: in short, strong and growing. To give an idea of this strength, Kuznetsova reported that in the past three years, over 1,800 customers have migrated from competitive platforms to IBM, and nearly 50 percent of those IBM wins included Linux."

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