Windows servers at risk at Linux-friendly Bartter

Posted by daria42 on Oct 18, 2006 1:03 PM EDT
ZDNet Australia; By Renai LeMay
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Local poultry producer Bartter Enterprises is evaluating the future of around 70 Microsoft Windows servers, in the context of a recent migration of other systems to Red Hat Linux.

Bartter claims to be the nation's second-largest producer of poultry products such as chicken and turkey, with around 4,500 employees nationally. The group's business systems director, Janelle Endacott, spoke with ZDNet Australia yesterday regarding the favour that Red Hat's variant of Linux is currently finding within the organisation.

"What we have done is move all of our Unix servers to Linux," Endacott said. "So we moved the Unix first, that's all now done.

Bartter had previously been using Hewlett-Packard's True64 Unix operating system for a number of functions including order entry shipping, but a large migration took place late in 2005 to Red Hat Linux running Oracle in a clustered grid configuration.

"Going forward, we're currently in the process of evaluating the Windows servers," Endacott said, adding Bartter had commissioned Red Hat to do a preliminary analysis of the software running on those systems.

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