Ferrari uses Linux

Ferrari UK is hoping to drive down IT costs by extending its use of the Linux open source operating system.

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Ferrari UK is hoping to drive down IT costs by extending its use of the Linux open source operating system.

The luxury sports car manufacturer is installing five IBM eServer xSeries systems with two local area network servers, a proxy server, a Web server and firewall from Linux supplier Trustix.

The initial Linux deployment, which replaces an existing Novell network, augments Ferrari UK's deployment of a Linux-based mail server five years ago.

"We have been watching developments with great interest since our initial deployment," said Chris Rooke, IT manager at Ferrari UK. "The Trustix and IBM server solution will eliminate the upgrade costs associated with the Novell approach without any loss of functionality."

Rook said the Trustix products' graphical interface is "very easy to use" and requires little staff training. "This is particularly important for us as only one of the team is fully Linux-literate," he added.

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