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Harvard Research Group Assessment: Linux Migration

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Executive Summary

Many businesses are considering migrating from proprietary technologies to those based on free, industry-wide standards. This will not only carve out IT costs, but also help scale your IT and improve performance.

To better understand the customer migration experience, the Harvard Research Group (HRG) interviewed IT professionals, hardware vendors, software vendors and the Red Hat customers who performed migrations from previous-generation platforms to Linux. This paper outlines those findings and best practices based on HRG's examination of server, application, and workload migrations, as well as virtualization, consolidation and the search for more effective ways to reduce infrastructure cost and complexity.

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