Version Vexations: Keeping Big Linux Operations on the Same Page
Jan 13, 2011, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Modern data centers with large number of Linux servers and
heavy use of virtualization often don't have the tools they need to
handle system version control and modeling.
""Twenty years ago, most companies had tens of servers to
manage," said Erik Troan, founder and chief technology officer of
rPath. "When Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) took over the data center, that
grew to hundreds or maybe thousands. With virtualization increasing
the number of logical systems, organizations with tens of thousands
of individual systems are quite common."
"That increase in scale and the ease with which virtual machines
can be cloned make it critical for enterprises with large-scale
Linux deployments to have version control tools.
""There is a great need for such tools," Al Hilwa, a program
director at IDC, told LinuxInsider."