internetnews.com: If VERITAS Software (Quote, Chart) has its way, running Linux on the Intel (Quote, Chart) Itanium platform will become wildly successful as more software vendors build applications that will run on the open source operating system and 64-bit computing architecture.
That's why the Mountain View, Calif., maker of storage and utility computing software extended its support for the Intel Itanium 2 platform on Red Hat Linux 3.0, with the introduction of VERITAS Foundation Suite 2.2 storage management software and VERITAS Cluster Server 2.2 on Itanium for Linux.
Adding support for Itanium may seem like a minor perk, but not to VERITAS. According to Ranajit Nevatia, director of Linux strategy at VERITAS, the company is intent on making sure enterprise-class Linux is available for both IA-32 and 64-bit Itanium architectures. The outfit first supported Itanium on Linux last year in its VERITAS OpForce software.