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Windows NT/2000 Finally Enterprise-Ready, Says Aberdeen Report

In a report released today, Aberdeen Group states that under certain conditions, Windows NT and Windows 2000 are suitable for deployment in mission-critical computing environments. Aberdeen Group's (www.aberdeen.com) report is based on interviews with many NT users who have implemented NT-based servers for critical functions in vertical industries such as banking, finance, and travel.

The report, Is Windows NT/Windows 2000 Enterprise-Ready?, examines the real and perceived NT operating environment limitations and related platform limitations, the forthcoming enterprise-level benefits that can be derived by using Windows 2000, and the conditions that must be observed after deployment to ensure NT systems and applications continue to operate in a reliable fashion. The report measures NT's enterprise-readiness against seven critical characteristics: system scalability; system reliability and availability; system, storage, and network system/subsystem manageability; system security; directory services; interoperability; and the availability of qualified resources to design, deploy, and manage NT/Windows 2000 environments in an enterprise-class setting.

"This research changed our minds about NT," says author Joe Clabby. Prior to the study, NT was thought to be best suited as a workgroup operating environment due to its reliability, manageability, scalability, and security issues. -- Isaac Slepner

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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