Autonomy Takes the FAST Track as Microsoft Winds Down Linux, UNIX Support: "Last February Microsoft (news, site) announced that it was discontinuing mainstream and extended UNIX and Linux support for its FAST search technology. There was some speculation that in doing so it hoped that it could drag Linux and UNIX users into its Windows stable. However, Autonomy (news, site) has been quick to see and seize the opportunity this decision provided.
With the December 31st discontinuance date ‘fast’ approaching, it has launched the Put FAST in the Past marketing campaign.
IDOL and FAST
For enterprises and vendors currently using FAST, Microsoft’s decision has the potential to become a real headache. They either move across or switch to an entirely new infrastructure and operating system, or they find an enterprise search technology that works with existing deployments.
Autonomy, in launching their Put FAST in the Past campaign, is offering IDOL as an alternative solution that will future-proof their existing infrastructure."