Businesses around the world are increasing performance, reliability and agility by deploying Linux into their datacenters. These deployments carry a variety of workloads such as Web and network services as well as mission-critical applications and databases.
One of the primary drivers for an organization in considering a Linux solution is its ability to run on less hardware and the lower software ownership / usage costs that come with the platform. Another great benefit is that Linux provides its users with freedom from vendor lock-in.
Most of Identity Automation’s current solution sets are built upon Novell’s SUSE Linux. Choosing Linux as our backend systems platform has increased our solution portability as well as our ability to manage and maintain our solutions after deployment.
Another benefit in using SUSE Linux is that it is the only Linux platform endorsed by both Microsoft and SAP. These endorsements ensure complete interoperability with Windows and maximum support for SAP applications.
For organizations that need high-availability without the extra costs that come with other solutions, Linux can be a great choice. Linux provides clustering capabilities that include automated fail-over, a clustered file system, clustered logical volume management and data replication. Put all of this together and it is possible to implement a complete HA solution for a fraction of the cost you might expect.