Inside a Migration
Apr 17, 2010, 03:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"ZA: Well I work in a large energy corporation, so the
environment is quite large as well. There are approximately four
hundred production servers, and possibly a thousand or more servers
when you include testing environments, in this company. That being
said, due to some users requiring more than one desktop at their
desk, I could safely say that there are probably close to four
thousand desktops, maybe more. My team of six, alone, supports
around 40+ servers. I work in the Web Infrastructure department.
There is a mix of Windows PCs as well as Unix/Linux desktop systems
in the company's production environment.
"OSNews: What has generally been the most challenging aspect of
running such a network?
"ZA: The most challenging aspect of running such a network is
getting certain parts of the business to adapt to newer/supported
versions of JDK. This would mean migrating their applications to
said new versions. They understand the logic of migrating but they
are just never ready to adopt these changes even though they say
they understand the ramifications of keeping older unsupported
"OSNews: You mentioned (pre-interview) your organization is
looking at making a move to Linux servers. What operating system
have you been running and what prompted the change?"