IDC-Platform Consolidation

Data Management and Enterprise Linux

Data Management Platform Consolidation With Enterprise Linux

Applications: The Central Nervous System in Modern Enterprise

Application developers employ a variety of techniques to maintain the currency of their applications:

* Repacking

Moving custom-developed applications to run natively in a new environment such as a public cloud.

* Replatforming

Tweaking or updating source code so applications can run natively in a new environment such as public, private or hybrid clouds.

* Refactoring

Restructuring existing code by changing the factoring but without changing its external behavior

Linux for Platform Consolidation and Application Modernization

A versatile operating system environment (OSE) like Linux is an ideal platform for consolidating applications.

Linux for Platform Consolidation and Application Modernization

Benefits of Linux

As a modern operating system environment, Linux – and specifically commercial Linux - enables IT
organizations to offer:

Benefits of Linux

Enterprise service level agreements, with enterprise-grade single vendor support

Microsoft SQL Server on RHEL

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system is Microsoft's reference Linux platform for SQL Server. When it comes to platform consolidation, the two together provide

Enterprise-grade functionality: Enterprise-grade features on SQL Server are now available on RHEL.


Workload optimized performance: SQL Server on RHEL provides fast performance for tough workloads relative to other open-source or commercial relational databases supported on Linux.


Consistency: SQL Server database experiences are streamlined and consistent across RHEL instances running on-premise or in the cloud.


Agility: Applications replatformed onto Linux can be deployed to run in containers which are natively and fully supported on RHEL.


Security: Both RHEL and SQL Server offer end-to-end security including encryption.


Service and support: Combined product support from Red Hat and Microsoft teams.