Linked by Rahul on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 14:25 UTC
Linux ServerWatch writes about the slow but sure death of UNIX by the onslaught of Linux and customers moving from older proprietary UNIX systems to commercially supported open source enterprise Linux distributions. "Linux does have one killer feature that is driving the switch: lower cost. Many companies are discovering Linux to be extremely attractive from a cost perspective. Take the experience of Sabre, a travel company that replaced Solaris with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running on x86 machines, resulting in lowering costs 90 percent (with a three-fold speed gain to boot). These potential cost savings, which include hardware maintenance costs savings, are not to sniffed at."
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RE: speed gain?
by Kebabbert on Fri 24th Oct 2008 07:17 UTC in reply to "speed gain?"
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This is plain FUD.

"3 fold speed gain" means that they have thrown out a couple of 10 year old SUN servers and instead brought in 5 times as many cheap state of the art x86 servers. I suspect.

I remember reading an article where they said the same thing "Our Linux solution is much faster than our Solaris solution". Upon closer scrutiny, the company had got rid of 800 old SUN servers for 3000 shining new x86 servers.

No wonder you have 3 fold speed gain. Pure FUD. If you run Solaris on the same new x86 servers you would also see major speed gain.


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