Linux has come a long way in the past 10 years. Where once the corporate operating system world was ruled by Microsft servers – which many of our customers do still rely on heavily – Linux is increasingly becoming a great way for businesses to get high performance with the cost savings benefits of open source. Were this not true, developers today wouldn’t have so many great distributions to choose from including SUSE, CentOS, Red Hat and more.

In areas including Financial Services and Healthcare, shifting energies toward reducing infrastructure TCO have been a steady driver. Making Linux standard use has helped to trim staffing requirements for managing multiple environments. Plus, Linux works as a great common ground when companies (e.g. strategic partners) need to integrate applications. What’s more, the power systems and mainframe companies use to help consolidate servers to reduce their energy needs and costs, also their needs for physical space for hardware.

Whether you’re a mid-sized firm making the move to mobile apps, big data and cloud computing, or a smaller business running a relatively basic environment including things like an ERP system running on PHP and MySQL with Windows more for desktop users, chances are you’ve a solid benchmark already set; increasing cost and/or interoperability efficiencies over time rooted squarely in Linux adoption. In fact, one new study commissioned by SUSE claims Linux is “increasingly the operating system of choice for business-critical applications,” in addition to having over 83 percent penetration among enterprises.

IT Business Continuity for CentOS

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that, working with our partners FalconStor and NetApp, our disaster recovery platform now supports many different distributions of Linux: SUSE, RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS and others. This makes us a perfect partner for businesses who have made the move to Linux to help streamline costs, keeping flexible and nimble.

Are you thinking about how Linux might help you streamline costs or speed up development? Give us a call about how we can help you make sure those systems get and stay truly protected. At a time when many, many providers are claiming to offer Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), we’d be happy to show you how we get the value of things like that, as opposed to trying to ride the coat-tails of vendor lock-in.

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