I am in a MS shop, and am having some difficulty changing the direction of the master/media servers from MS to Linux. (Solaris is simply not an option *sigh*)..
Our current environment is 2 MS masters, and 2 MS media, and the idea is to move to 2 MS VM masters, and 2 Linux media. This would not be an "upgrade" but a new environment to move to so I see no upgrade path issues, but I may have missed something.
Our data is in thirds, 1/3 is servers (700 and growing), 1/3 DB, and 1/3 SAN/Filers for approx 260Tb /month.
Why would we want to stay MS on the masters?
Why would we want to move to Linux on the masters?
I prefer Unix, but that is not a business justification. =)