Fresh, cool and clean … sounds like Linux

The 8,000 employees of Watts Water Technologies make innovative products to control the efficiency, safety and quality of water within residential, commercial and institutional applications. To support its new ERP software, Watts Water Technologies chose SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop for use in a thin-client deployment. The company also runs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM, HP and Dell hardware for its back-end applications, print servers, DNS servers and Legato network backup environment.

“We simply did not have the staff or budget to support a large Microsoft deployment,” said Ty Muscat, data center manager for Watts Water Technologies. “Our thin-client SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop machines require little maintenance. We can support far more Linux servers and desktops with fewer administrators than we could with Microsoft Windows. We also avoid the headaches associated with viruses and constant patching.”