As server technology continues to change, so do the buying habits of IT professionals. In the first part of our special report series, we examine what type of server technology and operating systems administrators are choosing for their environments and what factors have influenced their choices
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After years of economic uncertainty, many companies appear ready to begin spending more on data center hardware. However, the continued emphasis on tight budgets has IT professionals taking a closer look at the hardware they integrate into their data centers. In this article, we look at survey results to determine what type of server technology IT professionals are choosing for their environments and analyze what factors have influenced IT professionals' choice of server vendors. The composition of operating system (OS) deployments are also changing in the enterprise, so we’ll look closely at the major OS versions for everyday and mission-critical systems.