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Applications are at the heart of modern enterprises and organizations must constantly evolve their application strategy to be successful in expanding their competitive differentiation. Their applications portfolio must be constantly infused with new generation applications that run in cloud environments, are delivered as microservices, use open source technologies, and are increasingly platform (infrastructure) independent. For applications to be scalable and highly available, they need an underlying database management system like Microsoft SQL Server and a versatile operating system (OS) environment such as Linux®—as an ideal platform for consolidating applications and their respective data management stacks.

Leaders focused on their IT business have a lot of concerns, but starting with a solid foundation is the right start for a sound infrastructure. In this session, a guest speaker from IDC covers industry insights and information that will demonstrate why Linux is the adopted choice for hosting Microsoft SQL Server. Is your Microsoft SQL Server database running on an OS that allows you to modernize with a strong security presence? Join us as we take a more comprehensive look at the different values organizations see by running their Microsoft SQL Server database on Linux, specifically Red Hat® Enterprise Linux.

In this webinar we’ll discuss:

  • How organizations can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) with Microsoft SQL Server on Linux

  • Giving developers more options with application development on Linux

  • Why business agility, support, and security are paramount when choosing a Linux distribution

  • How Red Hat can provide a sound option for CentOS Linux customers that need to migrate their Microsoft SQL Server instances onto another Linux platform

Live event date: Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 2 p.m. ET

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.


Nate Lager

Nate Lager

Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Nate Lager is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. He’s been using Linux since Red Hat 5.0 and has taken his passion for communities, technology, and open source from a hobby to a career for more than 20 years. Nate is also a content creator. Whether through blogs, live streams, or podcasts, Nate has a passion for sharing his love of Linux and technology. 


Greg Macatee

Senior Research Analyst, Infrastructure Software Platforms, IDC

Greg Macatee is a Senior Research Analyst within IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure Practice. His coverage area consists of a mix of server, storage, converged, and purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) markets in the hardware space, besides contributing to a variety of IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Trackers. He also covers storage software and operating systems, both on-site and in cloud environments, with a particular interest in the open source developer community.