You better tweet this: Twitter has joined the Linux Foundation confirming the growing stature Linux in the world of web servers and global data centers.
The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium, which recently signed on Broadcom, Nvidia and Samsung.
“Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked are fundamental to our technology infrastructure,” said Twitter. “By joining the Linux Foundation we can support an organization that is important to us and collaborate with a community that is advancing Linux as fast as we are improving Twitter.”
And, Twitter needs an operating system that can handle intensive computing, especially since it now serves 40 million active users and 400 million tweets per day. It’s also available globally in 30 languages.
PC World reports that a full 80 percent of respondents to a new Linux Foundation survey said that not only have they added Linux servers in the past 12 months, they also plan to add more in the next 12 months and over the next five years.
“Only 21.7 percent of respondents are planning an increase in Windows servers and more than a quarter are actually planning to decrease the number of Windows servers they use in the upcoming five years, reports the Linux Foundation, which released the results of its survey on Thursday.”
Linux operating systems are the most popular operating system as Midphase too. Married with the new Intel E5 Xeon processor servers, Linux is a rich open source platform powering millions of customers consuming web-hosting services in the United States and abroad.
Web hosting customers can leverage the following features on Xeon E5-2620 dedicated servers:
- Hexa E5-2620 2.4 GHz
- 12GB DDR3 RAM
- 2 x 500GB HDD
- 3 IP Addresses
- 10TB Monthly Transfer
- Instant reboots, OS install, quickswitch transfer & hardware replacement guarantee
Since the Linux OS is constantly being tweaked, amended and improved by an army of loyal developers around the world, it ensures a stable operating environment and a great way for hosting engineers to keep costs down for small business websites.