Does Linux Have a Role in the Enterprise? (Feb. 2002)

September, 2002


A major problem with running applications on servers is the creeping growth in the number of computers along with the accompanying increases in administrator head count, power consumption, physical space, and, most importantly, cost. Resolving these problems by applying an open source operating system may at first sound startling-perhaps even radical, but Linux has accomplished these goals for a number of organizations.