Colette Laforce Archive

Colette LaForce is the Vice President of Marketing& Product Marketing at Rackable Systems. Colette can be reached at claforce@rackable.com.
The OpEx Dilemma
The myriad advantages of deploying Linux on today’s commodity-based X86 servers — superior flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness — remains a driving factor in the success of open architecture designs in the data center. But those efficiencies are but one part of the overall data center equation, and highest ROI can only be achieved with careful attention to the post-purchase operations of those systems.