Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange announced it is now running mission-critical systems on Red Hat Linux.
NYSE Group CIO Steve Rubinow said the conversion to Linux followed the acquisition of the Euronext exchange in 2007. ... "Red Hat is like water; it's pervasive within our architecture. ... Without it, most of our computers wouldn't be running," he said.
The exchange, now known as NYSE Euronext, runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP ProLiant servers. The exchange chose Red Hat over other Linux distributions for its technical support, the story says.