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Linux Suse 64b vs windows 2008 64B as OS for an application server (in my case Websphere)

 
adrian romero
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Hi all, I understand that this question may be considered too wide to be answered properly, but based on you on opinion and experiences, what OS do you prefer, and why, to host your application servsers?
I know that you need to take into account what hardware you are using, what kind of applications need be run, and so on, but in my experience I found that Linux (suse and redhat are my experienced OS) is much more likely to perform better and be more estable than windows, its a bit more difficult to mantain and admin, but more reliable. I working in a bank where we have half of the java apps in windows and the other half in Linux, I am trying to make a point about Linux, but it is kind of difficult to get good arguments. All your thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks and greeting from Argentina.
 
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If you already have both Linux and Windows in your company, then the better stability of Linux should be apparent from the uptime and downtime of the company apps, shouldn't it? That would be the best argument in my opinion. I'd be surprised if a bank didn't pay great attention to the stability of its infrastructure.
 
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Martin Vajsar wrote:If you already have both Linux and Windows in your company, then the better stability of Linux should be apparent from the uptime and downtime of the company apps, shouldn't it? That would be the best argument in my opinion. I'd be surprised if a bank didn't pay great attention to the stability of its infrastructure.


Hi, thanks a lot for you reply, yes, undoubtely that is one of the main points Linux distros are stronger than windows ( at least in my experience it has always been like this). The Thing is that between 80 and 90 percent of the servers in the bank are using Windows, olny a few are using Linux as an OS, this is why is getting difficult to show the advantages of using SUSE (my experience with Windows is limited, but based on what I see in this bank restarts, either of the JVMs or the whole server, are a daily routine). Definitely I am using you comment in my arguments and it is greatly appreciated. Any other comment or experience is welcome!
 
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