New IDC Government Insights Report Reveals Rapid Growth Opportunities for Open Source Solutions at Federal Agencies to Consolidate Data Centers

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IDC Government Insights News Release, 12/6/10

Mandate to Consolidate Data Centers Encourages Government IT Executives to Choose Open Source Solution Stacks Optimal for Easing Transition

IDC Government Insights today announced the availability of a new report Technology Selection: Open Source Solutions Will Drive Datacenter Consolidation and Cloud Growth (Document # GI225382) that examines how open source solutions are influencing government datacenter consolidation. According to the study, as federal agencies follow their mandate to consolidate their datacenters, both government IT managers and commercial systems integrators (SIs) are focusing on the abilities of open source solutions and open software stacks to help ease this transition.

Three of today’s major solutions providers are Oracle, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard. The new report reviews examples of solutions stacks and potential stack components, including what IDC Government Insights refers to as the open source LAMP stack, a system used by Government currently that consists of the Linux OS, Apache Web server, MySQL database, and tools such as Perl, PHP, and Python.

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