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Enterprise Storage Forum: The Data Center of the Future

Feb 06, 2004, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)

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"While Unix is far from dead, Linux is quickly becoming the operating system of choice in data centers.

"'In 2004, Linux adoption will explode in every data center,' says Ted Schadler, an analyst for Forrester Research.

"This is partly due to the low cost of the operating system itself, but that's certainly not the only factor, especially considering operating systems actually don't account for that large a percentage of overall costs. In fact, most companies are willing to pay for Linux in order to get a supported, enterprise version. According to Gartner, the Linux market will exceed $9 billion in 2007..."

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