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  • December 06, 2011 06 Dec'11

    British ISP deploys open source virtualization

    JT Global is marching to the beat of its own drummer with open source software, including Ubuntu virtual machines, ConVirt virtualization management software, and a unique approach to VM clustering.

  • March 16, 2011 16 Mar'11

    Puppet, DevOps key to data center surge, says Constant Contact

    The popular open source configuration management system, Puppet, along with DevOps made it possible for Constant Contact to scale operations from hundreds to thousands of servers in their data center.

  • December 03, 2009 03 Dec'09

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning tips help boost performance

    An advantage of Linux is performance tuning. A duo of Red Hat engineers put on workshops to train Linux admins on tuning methods for their servers. Some tools used by Linux admins can give them enough performance boost to delay purchase of ...

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Red Hat releases Satellite 5.3 with Cobbler engine

    Red Hat releases Satellite 5.3 provisioning and management platform with advanced Cobbler engine to speed installs of physical and virtual machines.

  • May 12, 2009 12 May'09

    Linux clusters made easy

    Linux cluster experts say systems can run well with good design, open source management and monitoring tools and proactive administrators. The IBM white paper is written for Linux admins with small-scale cluster experience who are facing working on ...

  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08

    Fedora's Cobbler project to automate Linux deployments

    With help from the Fedora community, Red Hat's Cobbler project has created a next-generation engine to speed Linux deployments and simplify day-to-day administration tasks.

  • October 13, 2008 13 Oct'08

    Linux Summit will preview new advanced file system

    The Linux Foundation End User Collaboration Summit will offer attendees a preview of advanced file systems that should boost performance, reduce errors and make sys admins' jobs easier.

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    Linux authentication troubles? Try Active Directory

    While various authentication options are available for managing Linux servers in a heterogeneous IT environment, is Microsoft Active Directory the best one?

  • April 25, 2007 25 Apr'07

    Open source monitoring shines light on firm's servers

    A successful Nagios deployment from a previous job led one IT administrator to continue the open source trend at his new data center with Solaris and Linux machines.

  • April 23, 2007 23 Apr'07

    Red Hat author dishes on RHEL 5

    Author Tammy Fox has been working with Red Hat Linux for nearly a decade. In this exclusive interview, she lays out important tips for IT managers looking to test or deploy RHEL 5.

  • April 13, 2007 13 Apr'07

    Linux Standard Base may improve software portability

    Analysts at Saugatuck Technology believe the latest upgrade to the Linux Standard Base could accelerate mission-critical Linux deployments in the data center.

  • March 30, 2007 30 Mar'07

    Zenoss takes on IBM, HP systems management

    Can open source startups compete with IBM in the systems management space? SearchEnterpriseLinux.com spoke with Zenoss CEO Bill Karpovich to hear why he thinks the answer could lie in the mid market.

  • February 19, 2007 19 Feb'07

    LinuxWorld: Managing mixed source software stacks

    Get a Linux architect's opinion of Vista and four tips on managing a data center's mix of open and closed source software stacks in this report on Russell Pavlicek's LinuxWorld workshop.

  • January 22, 2007 22 Jan'07

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: All about Xen

    It's no secret that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 has Xen built in. But what some users might not understand is just how much of an impact paravirtualization will have on Linux in the data center.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Postgres slides in between Oracle, MySQL

    As VoIP provider Vonage's customer base grew, so too did its databases. They didn't warrant more Oracle instances, but ran just fine on PostgresSQL-based EnterpriseDB.

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