Grown-up Linux in the Datacenter

Posted by dcparris on May 27, 2006 3:30 AM EDT
Sys-Con Italia (Comunicati Stampa); By Micah Waldman
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It’s official – Linux clusters are the new hotbed of enterprise computing. According to analyst firm IDC, in 2005 deployments of Linux-based clusters for high-performance computing surpassed those of traditional SMP machines, a sure sign that cluster computing is rapidly becoming an enterprise reality. But as Linux clusters move from high performance computing (HPC) and academic environments into enterprise datacenters, the price/performance benefits of commodity computing can be quickly eroded by the snowballing cost of cluster lifecycle management. Not only is cluster deployment still too difficult, but also the ongoing management of multiple clusters throughout their entire lifecycle is often not addressed. To extend and optimize the investments enterprises are making in Linux clusters, a new management approach is required.

[Article is noted as being contributed by a marketing vice-president, so just use your good, old-fashioned critical thinking cap. - dcparris]

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