An Analysis of Linux for Enterprise Applications

July 16, 2011

Unlike Solaris 10 x86 or OpenSolaris, the Linux® operating system is transparent and open, making vendor independence a reality. Well-defined organizational and legal support structures protect the long-term viability of the open source operating system.

By making all vendors neutral, the industry is the beneficiary of low price, better performance, and service delivery as the basis for competitive differentiation. Linux distribution vendors like Red Hat® maintain a demanding quality assurance (QA) process to ensure that the open source packages integrate and perform properly.