The issue of success or failure in moving your company data, IT storage, servers or software to the cloud is often driven by technical issues, including performance, bandwidth, security and total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) considerations.
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Chief information officers are still adopting a 'wait and see' attitude to blade servers, with many reluctant to face the cost of integrating blades into their existing systems, a new study reveals."A lot of users do not see a TCO justification," said Sarang Ghatpande, senior research analyst at Ideas International, which interviewed 30 CIOs about their blade rollout plans.
Although most American technology professionals don't realize it, Fujitsu is the fourth largest provider of server hardware in the world, behind the big three Dell, HP, and IBM. This week at LinuxWorld in Boston, the company will be introducing some new servers based on Intel's latest Xeon technology as well as some software solutions that could improve Linux's attraction as a TCO-reducer for certain enterprises.
Under the guise of reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) in a tough economic environment, technical staffs are recommending replacement of Windows with Linux on their servers. This is based on the flawed assumption that because Linux is "free" it will re