For Red Hat/Novell watchers, the recent dueling and same-day product announcements provide a ringside seat, as the two rivals continue to jockey for position. There are individual victories or defeats, as when managed services provider Conteqix tapped Red Hat over Novell:http://go.techtarget.com/r/3761821/82182
Sometimes Novell inches ahead over Red Hat, but then Novell gets a black eye -- or at least some bad press -- to counteract its small victory. And sometimes Ubuntu emerges to score a win, as in the case of excavator Oxford Archaeology which went all open source to archive its data and for its general communication systems as well:http://go.techtarget.com/r/3761822/82182
In the week ahead, we'll feature additional case studies: one on Bonnier Corp., a publisher that switched database servers from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Enterprise Linux, a report on Red Hat's role in continuing innovation at the New York Stock Exchange and more.
Pam Derringer, News Writer