Linux and virtualization create a shift in the data cente

Citing research culled from the past year, analysts today said technologies like Linux, open source software and virtualization will converge at this year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on August 6-9, and that could fundamentally change the face of IT.

On a conference call with reporters this week, analysts Matthew Lawton of Framingham, Mass.-based IDC and Andreas Antonopoulos, a senior vice president at Mokena, Ill.-based Nemertes Research Group Inc., sought to connect the dots between these technologies and show how the combination would have impact on IT management in the areas that matter most: budget, operational efficiency and application recoverability.

Linux and virtualization create a shift in the data cente.

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