Essential guide to Linux in the enterprise

Last updated:July 2013

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1Lifting Linux workloads off-premises

Considering a switch to a cloud-based data center? Public cloud providers support Linux, which is a relatively low-cost option compared to other OSes. The flexibility of Linux also appeals to many enterprise IT shops looking to make their environments more agile. It's not all positive, however. There are some cons to using Linux in the cloud.

2Breathing new life into big iron

Mainframes are still viable in the data center, thanks in part to added Linux operating system support and other open source software options. Follow these tips for making a mainframe more nimble with Linux and updating legacy applications for modern development.