Deploying linux in enterprise

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Deploying linux in enterprise

  1. 1. Deploying Linux in EnterpriseJoel DivekarGM – Information Systems,People Interactive (I) Pvt. Ltd.9th Edition Open Source India,NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru, 13th Oct, 2012
  2. 2. State of InfrastructureAround 50+ offices / Centers pan IndiaSysadmin team size 15 nosDependency on external vendors (limited control) Hardware / Software issues Software installation & configuration Ensuring licenses management Software version control / patch managementVirus issuesFrequent downtimes
  3. 3. Open Source … Why ?Better system reliability / uptimeUser level securitySystem ManagementReduce TCOImprovise ROI
  4. 4. OpportunityTo setup a new 75 seater backoffice !!!
  5. 5. Initial PlanningUnderstanding functional & operational requirementsMapping software / tools requirement with alternative open source applicationsEvaluation of Linux distribution for Stability Ease of use Business continuity Exhaustive documentation Community support
  6. 6. ChallengesOffices / centers spread across IndiaConsistency across all locationsSysadmins with limited Linux knowledgeUser acceptance
  7. 7. StrengthsDedicated Team
  8. 8. JUST DO IT.Prepared customised installation guideFor testing, migrated small user team & monitored themDocumented operational issues & solutionsInitiated deployment activity at new office
  9. 9. Going AheadSince then all new systems deployed on UbuntuAlso initiated migration of existing systemsMore than 750+ systems running on Ubuntu and more to be migrated soonBetter software licenses management
  10. 10. Whats Next !!!Track developments related to UbuntuTimely reviews of other distributions & Solutions
  11. 11. Thanks a lot for your time …Joel DivekarBlog: http://joeldivekar.blogspot.com/Linkedin : http://www.linkedin.com/in/joeldivekar

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