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VNUnet: Users should delay major Linux rollouts, says Gartner

Feb 08, 2000, 16:47 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Kelly)

"Businesses should avoid deploying Linux at the core of their IT systems until at least 2001... 'Businesses should not plan migrations or new application architectures requiring deep systems integration on Linux before ISVs and system vendors show firm support for Linux,' said George Weiss, Gartner's research director of Unix and mid-range strategies."

"Despite large system software vendors such as Oracle, IBM and Computer Associates promoting strategies around Linux, other vendors including Baan, PeopleSoft and SAS Institute are 'mostly absent thus far' and are 'preventing Linux from becoming a stronger challenger to Windows NT', said Weiss. 'The big exception is SAP.' "

"...Weiss warned users to wait until 2001 because 'a vacuum currently exists in the area of much-needed Linux system management tools for back-up and recovery, volume management, file system management, transaction recovery, high availability, San architectures, cluster server solutions, performance management and hierarchical storage management'."

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