Feeds

Linux gets massive thumbs-up from UK channel

Four out of five ready to give it a whirl with their customers

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Four out of five UK resellers are primed and ready to sell Linux to their corporate customers. This astounding figure has been revealed by research by broadline distributor C2000, which recently signed to push Red Hat Linux in the UK. The research also claims that 71 per cent of resellers surveyed said their customers were already asking about Linux systems. According to IDC, Linux has 15.8 per cent share of the server operating systems market. If the C2000 research figures are true -- and why wouldn't they be? -- there is a massive latent demand for Linux in the UK. All of which will no doubt put a collective smile on the faces of the "we hate MS -- we love Linux" brigade. The research also claimed that 70 per cent of respondents had heard of Red Hat and 60 per cent would be interested in attending Red Hat training courses. Support from big name hardware vendors, such as Compaq, Intel and Dell was cited as am major influence on the channel's acceptance of the open source platform. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.