Simplifying UNIX Migration - Dell and Red Hat Pave the Way
In an effort to modernize, most enterprises have already deployed a network of open systems platforms to better handle infrastructure and other applications. Now the TCO for mission- and business-critical applications - including maintenance, administration, software licensing, staffing costs, as well as power consumption and floor space – is leading the enterprise to change the paradigm of its data centers. A choice needs to be made: either upgrade the existing legacy servers to a newer proprietary platform; or migrate the legacy environment to an open architecture, typically through the deployment of Intel® processor-based servers with an open Linux® operating environment. Many proprietary shops have already made the decision to deploy on open systems with Linux and have seen the successes of these efforts. For them, the only questions that remain are which platform and which operating environment? For others yet to make this decision, their questions include not only which platform and which operating environment, but also what applications, when, and how? In order to make the decision easier for the IT staff, Dell has teamed-up with Intel and Red Hat, and developed a migration strategy to simplify the consolidation of the enterprise data center from an outdated, proprietary architecture to easily managed open systems platforms running on Dell™ 11th Generation PowerEdge™ servers based on Intel Xeon® processor 5500 Series and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. To learn more about how easy it is to migrate from UNIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Dell 11th Generation PowerEdge servers, please read on.