Update of the study of 2008 puts focus REALTECH on the architectural aspects of SAP landscapes Walldorf, August 12, 2009 – and the trend from UNIX to Linux in SAP data centers publish a new trend study on Novell”. The study is an update of the results presented in the last year. The 2008 survey showed that more than two out of three SAP migrations to Linux run out of UNIX. The share of running UNIX operating systems (for example, Tru64, reliant) declined by around 5% in 2008. The UNIX derivatives with the largest losses were (40.9%) and AIX (18.2%) according to the study in the last year of HP-UX. The current study indicates where the trend developed in 2009 and what is the difference to the development are in 2008. The focus is on the architectures and processors, as well as the psychological backgrounds, which lead to a change of the company to Linux. The investigations show clearly, that above all the reliability and stability of the x 64-causes architectures that further continues the trend towards Linux.
Under “” “the study deals inter alia with the question, whether it the perfect” x 64 architecture for SAP on Linux is and what role the factors of Green IT ‘ and virtualization “play at a decision for Linux. “The surveys show that there is a strong connection between CPU architectures and the successful operation of Green IT” is. x 64 architectures are two metrics collected by three leading and dominate the top 10 with regard to Green IT. REALTECH describes the study impressively which providers offer the best features and the best support for virtualization technology. Also, REALTECH arrives in detail on the reasons that speak for Linux as an operating system in the virtualization environment. The study is available as a white paper and can be obtained free of charge from now.