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Trend Toward Modular Server Workloads Risks Sidelining Unix

Published: 17 August 2007

ID: G00149946

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler, Errol Rasit


With Windows and Linux challenging the traditional scaling and functional advantages of Unix, the growing market opportunity for modular servers is set to complicate the future of Unix even more. As traditional arguments in favor of "Big Iron" weaken, we examine the options.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What Is Happening?
  • What Factors Are Driving Market Change?
  • What Are the Options for Unix?

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