__/ [ GreyCloud ] on Sunday 26 February 2006 18:02 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> HP picks Red Hat for AdvancedTCA Blade Server
>> Adoption of Linux is growing in the communications industry," Banerjee
>> says, "and this is mainly because of service providers demand for a
>> more open and affordable infrastructure." Banerjee says adoption of
>> Linux in the telecommunication industry is being driven by a desire for
>> lower costs and the availability of Carrier Grade Linux (CGL). HP and
>> Red Hat are among the 23-member CGL Working Group put together by the
>> Open Source Development Lab to establish and steward the CGL
>> Requirements Definition.
> Also another one from a larger vendor: Intel.
> " But what are the reasons why Linux is becoming so popular? Many
> industry experts agree that some of the reasons for it to be taken more
> seriously include a combination of powerful industry forces all coming
> together at the same time:
> 1. Intel Support Intel manufactures chips that support the Linux
> operating system, providing a way for corporations to obtain the
> computing power that they want at lower costs than comparative
> proprietary Unix platforms.
> 2. The Economy Corporations under intense pressure to reduce their
> computing costs are looking to the open source nature of Linux and Linux
> applications to lower their IT budgets and TCO. David Valentine, IBM
> Linux sales and marketing executive, cites budget cuts as a key driver.
> "One chief information officer says he is having to deal with a 15 to 20
> percent budget cut each year, but his key supplier is charging more for
> the same functionality."
> 3. Microsoft Alternative Many companies fearing losing control by
> having an all- Microsoft environment, look to Linux to provide an
> alternative in response to higher licensing fees and more rigid business
> contracts by the software vendor."
As of a few hours ago, Rackspace and JBoss join the party:
Rackspace Partners With JBoss On Intensive Hosting For Linux
Rackspace Managed Hosting, a managed hosting provider, and JBoss,
a professional open-source company, announced a partnership
agreement to create Intensive Hosting for Linux/JBoss Edition,
a managed Linux hosting solution specifically designed for complex
Java Enterprise Edition applications running on JBoss Application
Rackspace are absolutely *huge* on the Net.
Adoption of Linux begins to seem like dull and repetitive news. No doubt
Linux spreads very quickly. Someone in this group argued that it had
demonstrated over 10% growth per /quarter/. That's _at the very least_
doubling of the figures in less than 2 years.