Lot of servers. Lot of Linux.

As a consultant (a word I hate because of it’s perceptions) I have to deal with a lot of different types of companies. Lately, I’ve been noticing how many companies are running server rooms of 100 computers or more. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to understand the economics. I explained it to my wife (who does use my laptop in Kubuntu Linux rarely) this way: “To do the same thing with Windows would cost you more that $100,000 for less functionality or room for growth.” Should be an easy call for smaller server rooms too. You can throw vmware on one of the machines if you just HAVE to run a Windows app from the server or Exchange server.

Here’s my problem. I’ve been curious to see what other people do to make their lives easier in environments like this but I only want to use open source products. I also want to put some books on my shelf in this area. Who can help me?

Send me resources for big enterprise Linux. Big environments. Big business. Big Linux!

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