eWEEK Europe presents a webinar on 9 December, designed to help you get the best out of combining Microsoft and Linux
From the demographics, it is clear that Windows Server and Linux are becoming the dominant operating systems in the data centre. On 9 December, we host a webinar designed to help you get them working together.
According to Gartner, approximately 70 percent of all data centres already have both Windows Server and Linux, and the two are both increasing in share. At the same time, they are being driven closer together: data centres are virtualising, so operating systems share hardware and are driven closer together.
For the last three years, Novell, keeper of the SUSE Linux distribution, has had an interoperability pact with Microsoft. This includes a celebrated – and sometimes controversial – agreement that protects users from intellectual property (IP) issues, but also includes support for interoperability of the two systems, within a virtualised data centre.
Moving workloads onto virtualised platforms means a reduction in the systems management consoles, hardware, and energy requirements of the data centre, along with the IT budget to keep it running.
As users move to full-supported Linux distributions and an interoperable data centre including both Microsoft and Linux operating systems, Microsoft and Novell are setting out a stall to present themselves as the best way to get productivity gains from using both.
On 9 December, eWEEK Europe, UK Editor will chair an interoperability webinar, in which senior technical spokespeople from Microsoft and Novell will explain the arguments behind their technical offering for interoperability – and answer your questions.
We hope you can join us – follow this link to register.