Gartner Research

Six Ways to Get From Unix to Linux and the Associated Risks

Published: 11 January 2011

ID: G00209045

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss


There's no perfect approach to moving applications from Unix to Linux. We list six options, of which three are safer than the others, and one is very risky.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Six Architectural Categories to Consider for Migration
    • Consolidation
    • Distribution
    • Multi-OS/Multitenancy Hosts
    • Fabric and Cloud Computing
    • Multitiered (N-Tier) Hybrid Back-End Unix/Front-End Linux
    • Full Migration Dispersion
  • Trends
  • Recommendations
  • Bottom Line

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