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February 23, 1999


By CBR Staff Writer

Chase Manhattan CTO Rick Mangogna hopes to consolidate the banks’ 1,300 Sun servers down to 300 to 400 over time. The bank spends $2.8bn a year on IT. Lexis-Nexis chief architect Barry Wilson estimates the information giant has 22Tb of its 40Tb data on Unix. Wilson says his biggest problem is server sprawl and software integration. Consolidation and the increased capacity of Sun’s Starfire servers is likely to reduce the size of his Unix world. Likewise, online software retailer, which re- wrote a mainframe and proprietary system in 54 days to run on Sun servers. When it switched the system on last November it realized it could actually spend less on Sun that it had budgeted for.

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