Linux present in 60% of Windows environments, says Yankee

Summary:Think before you act is essentially the latest advice Yankee Group has for organizations who are integrating Linux into Windows environements.  "To ensure maximum uptime and avoid potentially costly and disastrous network outages, corporate users—from SMBs to the largest enterprises—must address interoperability and integration issues before deployment," said Yankee in a press release.

Think before you act is essentially the latest advice Yankee Group has for organizations who are integrating Linux into Windows environements.  "To ensure maximum uptime and avoid potentially costly and disastrous network outages, corporate users—from SMBs to the largest enterprises—must address interoperability and integration issues before deployment," said Yankee in a press release. 

Recommendations include; Perform a thorough inventory of your current and planned network environment; Address current technical service and support issues; Thoroughly research the status of available and planned integration products offered by Microsoft, your specific Linux distribution vendors and third-party ISVs, and; Engage with vendors to ascertain exactly how and when they will address interoperability between Linux and Windows.

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