Will Faught

October 2015

What’s CoreOS? An Existential Threat To Linux Vendors

Matt Asay, writing for InfoWorld on the shift to minimal server operating systems like CoreOS: Linux vendors, particularly Red Hat, have built their businesses on meeting the needs of operations professionals. Developers, as I wrote recently, have been a secondary concern. That strategy worked great while operations ruled, but as developers have increasingly taken control, the ops-first strategy looks increasingly suspect. Indeed, Gartner estimates that 38 percent of total IT spend comes from outside IT today, and will balloon to 50 percent by 2017 as lines of business take more responsibility for their systems.

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Will Faught

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