IBM Claims Linux Gains with Sun Solaris Customers

Solaris advocates — some of whose comments you can read below a commentary by CNET’s Dave Rosenberg — will argue that Linux permutations cannot match the technological breadth and virtualization capabilities of their favorite operating system.

That may be so, but are any of those people actually controlling enterprise buying decisions? It would appear not.

For business reasons having to do with Sun’s previously precarious corporate status, and now the drawn-out approvals process relating to its acquisition by Oracle, IBM has adduced further data indicating that it Linux servers are displacing Sun’s Solaris in a growing number of customer accounts.

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