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Linux, virtualization help bank tackle downtime issues

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Stonebridge Bank is a small, relatively young company with seven years under its belt and a staff of 60 employees. But that didn't stop the number of servers at this West Chester, Penn.-based bank from spiraling out of control.

The bank's senior vice president of director of information systems, George Rapp, said his IT staff of three had more than they could handle with 131 servers running a mix of Windows and Linux operating systems. Without a drastic change in the structure, Rapp was facing serious uptime issues and would have had to hire two additional IT staffers -- stretching his tight budget even further.

But before the worst could happen, Rapp began evaluating virtualization alternatives from Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware Inc. and Linux distributions from Novell Inc. and Red Hat Inc.

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