Six Reasons to Migrate

  1. If your hardware roadmap is uncertain, make the move. You need better visibility. With Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® you get a breadth of system offerings on a single platform with a clear roadmap.

  2. If you need to get the most from packaged software, switching is smarter. It's the right long-term decision. When your business needs the latest features from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor or wants to pilot social networking, deploy on a platform your vendor knows, supports, and will continue to support.

  3. If you question your vendor's stability or viability, choose a platform with a future. How can you manage with confidence if your vendor is unstable, unpredictable, and uncommitted? There's nothing more disruptive than to be forced into a platform decision because your vendor no longer exists.

  4. If you have increased performance and capacity demands, it's time to migrate. Not only has the rate of improvement in industry standard servers caught up to that of RISC platforms, it has surpassed it. Check the scoreboard. Red Hat Enterprise Linux has the leading scores on SpecWeb, SpecJBB, and over 1.2 million transactions per second on TPC-C on multicore x86 servers.

  5. If cost and budget pressures are increasing, choose a platform your CFO will love. Red Hat Enterprise Linux lowers capital and operational expenses, reduces administration costs, and offers a flexible subscription model that eliminates vendor lock-in.

  6. Management during and after the migration. Completing the migration to a new platform is just a step on the road to success. After the migration is done, you have to have the right tools in place to easily and cost-effectively manage the platform on an ongoing basis. Red Hat has those tools to maximize your investment in your new Red Hat Enterprise Linux infrastructure.