- December 12, 2006
Are virtual appliances the future of operating system distribution? Vendors like VMware and Red Hat hope so. But just how beneficial they are to IT managers remains to be seen.
- December 06, 2006
VMware's partnership with Red Hat is only the beginning of what could soon become a slew of packaged virtual appliances in your data center. Here's how to get started.
- December 05, 2006
Oracle made a big splash last month when it announced support for Red Hat Linux at a 50% discount, but observers wonder whether Oracle has the mettle to deliver.
- November 29, 2006
Zimbra CEO Satish Dhamaraj sees cracks in the Microsoft Office armor that his Ajax-based collaboration suite can exploit.
- November 28, 2006
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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Sponsored by Dell - Many companies today are considering a move to the cloud. Organizations may believe that a hosted service, such as Office 365, will be easier and or cheaper to maintain than on-prem email. Also, Microsoft and other industry leaders may have influenced a move. Whatever the reason, moving to the cloud isn’t as easy as it appears and results are often mixed if you haven’t adequately prepared your Active Directory. See More
Sponsored by Juniper - Network architects have more choices than ever when it comes to data center switches. From emerging categories such as white box switches to new powerful cloud spine switches built on custom chip sets, networks can now be designed with maximum flexibility to address a diverse range of price/performance requirements. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Enterprise storage systems have evolved through four distinct stages. First, there were monolithic storage arrays. These gave way to modular SAN/NAS systems and distributed storage networks. Next, advanced software techniques led to storage virtualization, with storage volumes abstracted from the underlying physical devices. Finally, in the current era, cloud storage services have emerged that combine virtualization with unprecedented economies of scale. See More
- November 20, 2006
City of Vienna goes with Red Hat Linux; OpenVZ project delivers live migration; Samba gets an update.
- November 15, 2006
A system architect uncovers dark IT trends, including erosion of confidence in Microsoft's products, decaying data centers and sorry security practices. The good news: open source is helping.
- November 14, 2006
The day has finally come for open source Java, as Sun announced the popular programming language would be freely distributed under the GPL. One Sun exec spoke with SearchOpenSource.com about what, exactly, this all means for IT.
- November 13, 2006
In an open letter to Novell, members of the Samba team stated they "disapprove strongly" of its actions regarding a newly forged partnership with Microsoft. Will Novell listen?
- November 09, 2006
In this column, Don Rosenberg responds to reader comments about his previous piece "Opinion: Microsoft, Sun, Oracle can't sidestep Linux, open source movement."
- November 08, 2006
The Novell-Microsoft partnership might mean the Linux and open source community will start to see something it has rarely had to deal with in the past: internal competition.
- November 08, 2006
Novell and Microsoft were in the spotlight recently, but keen observers might have noticed an IP firm sharing the stage as well. Read more to see how IP will factor into this partnership.
- November 07, 2006
MySQL and Red Hat JBoss are integrating the open source management APIs from Hyperic into their stacks -- a sure sign that open source IT management software is ready for the enterprise, says Hyperic CEO Javier Soltero.
- November 03, 2006
Life is interesting, isn't it? Who would have guessed at the number of changes in our industry over the past 12 months?
- November 03, 2006
Red Hat general counsel Mark Webbink goes to the mat for his company regarding the Microsoft-Novell partnership, in this SearchOpenSource.com Q&A. In one year, Red Hat will be all that remains of commercial Linux, he said.