Contrary to common belief, manageability and not initial purchase cost is the primary component of total cost of ownership (TCO). Improving the overall manageability of your solutions will lower your customerís TCO considerably. Even though Linux is free, most companies have come to understand that the most profound financial benefits of using Linux come from its ease of administration, the wealth of tools available, and its flexibility.
By building management components from true open standards and protocols, the collective work of many hundreds of open source projects developed over the years can be utilized to let you choose the most appropriate suite of management capabilities. Manageability features that customers can benefit from in their solutions include:
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