29 April 2011

We never felt to 'buy' enterprise support

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From: dehydratedpaani <>
Date: Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Bottom line, Linux and the thousands of apps on it are still free. I
dont think, Bharat Swabhiman would have any problems with FOSS model.

Enterprise solutions is a bogus buzz word for people who dont want to
spend time learning how to manage clustered environment. At my work
place, we have all fedora cores boxes in a so called 'enterprise
environment'. We have raid solutions that fedora core picks up right
out of the box, no additional 'support' required. We have J2EE app
servers and mysql DB servers running on our linux boxes. The company
runs a massive media content mgmt website with over hundred thousand
hits everyday. We never felt to 'buy' enterprise support.

It all depends on what you are planning to do. For most apps, FOSS is
fine. Only when you get into fancy parallel or distributed computing
with real time replication, you might require 'expertise' that you
obviously would have to pay for.

Google data centers run on barebone linux that probably run on pentium
III PCs. You cant get more 'enterprise' than google. Pixar's rendering
technology consists of thousands of linux boxes that churn out all
their fancy movies. No fancy Mac machines. Basically what I want to
say is you can 'scale' with FOSS linux. You just need to have the
expertise to modify the source code and adapt it to your requirements.



By- Narendra Sisodiya

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