Operating Systems for Open Source Servers Need to Evolve

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 14, 2010


Server virtualization manages a number of tasks that previously would be handled by Windows, Linux and other operating systems (OS) used for open source servers. According to an industry analyst in this ZDNET report, the role of the operating system is changing, but the majority of virtualized data centers still have an OS of some sort within their architecture.


Despite the many functions handled by server virtualization a server operating system—open source or proprietary—still has a place in the data center.

"Phillip Sargeant, research director at Gartner, said the role of OSes is 'definitely changing' but the majority of virtualized data centers still have an OS of some sort within their architecture.

"I've yet to see many virtual machines that do not contain a Windows, Linux or Unix OS,' Sargeant said in an e-mail interview. But, he noted that traditional server OSes have to evolve in tandem with hardware platforms and data center requirements to stay relevant.

"The analyst explained that these OSes must 'increasingly broaden their awareness of dynamic factors', both inside and outside the platform, to continue serving the needs of enterprise customers."

Read the Full "Server OSes Need to Evolve to Stay Relevant" Story at ZDNET

Page 1 of 1


Comment and Contribute

Your name/nickname

Your email

(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.