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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux a Snug Fit for Storage

Jun 30, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

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"Pogo Linux, Inc. targets midsize companies with its server and storage products. Its focus is those firms whose needs and budgets are better suited for Linux-based products. Founded in 1999 and profitable for three years, Pogo Linux has shifted its concentration to storage and offers its customers Serial ATA and IDE RAID products. In this interview, chief executive officer Tim Lee talks about the challenges and advantages of using Linux-based storage in the enterprise.

"Why is Linux a good fit for storage?

"Lee: When you buy a storage solution from EMC, for example, you don't have access to the operating system. It's their twist on the OS and you have no access to the command shell and cannot update the kernel. We have developed an open architecture for storage. The Linux kernel is wide open. Linux is all about customization and being able to optimize services the way you want to. Linux gives enterprises the flexibility to do what they want..."

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