Red Hat Announces the First Enterprise-Class Linux OS

Red Hat Announces the First Enterprise-Class Linux OS. Red Hat Linux Advanced Server is the new powerful enterprise platform for mission-critical server deployments. Backed by Red Hat Network and Red Hat Professional Services, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server will support high availability workgroups with a serious level of security.

Benefits include:

Performance and Scalability Enhancements.

Clustering.

All this for US$800 per server sounds very cheap – and it supports 8-way SMP too! For comparison, Microsoft is selling this functionality in Windows 2000 Advanced Server for US $3,999. I also noticed Dell, IBM and Compaq are partnering with Red Hat to provide the hardware. Does that leave Sun in the shadows?– John  [PHP Everywhere]

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