- May 05, 2009
Sun's hardware losses were the primary cause of its decline and subsequent purchase by Oracle, but lack of foresight in Linux and opensource market along with many Sun missteps contributed to its downfall.
- April 09, 2009
When released, Samba 4 beta will fully emulate Active Directory, giving mixed data centers total flexibility in running Linux, Unix or Windows servers. Samba 4 is being developed in conjunction with updates to Samba 3. Some data centers may find ...
- February 10, 2009
SUSE 11 will improve virtualization and interoperability says Markus Rex, Novell's new open source chief. Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation program certification for SUSE on Hyper-V ensures a larger virtualization market share for Novell, ...
- January 26, 2009
Lucid Imagination offers support and enhanced services for popular Apache Web server open source enterprise search tools Lucene and Solr.
- January 26, 2009
Automating Linux system administration with cfengine can be a big task, but automation can pay off with time savings, better documentation, and provide some technical advantages. Nate Campi and Kirk Bauer explain why they rewrote their book in the ...
Sponsored by Dell - In today’s business environment, software has become a critical differentiator in determining business success. A recent article in Harvard Business Review postulates that every business is a competitor on a software playing field, no matter what sector it is in. See More
Sponsored by SimpliVity - Databases like SQL Server and Oracle are very dependent on disk storage, and database performance is tightly coupled to storage performance. There is often blanket guidance about storage array features to enable or disable. For example, most database tuning guides recommend disabling deduplication on the database storage. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
- December 29, 2008
Linux made huge strides in maturity and ubiquity in 2008, as it delved further into virtualization, cloud computing and use in mission-critical environments. Our Enterprise Linux 2008 year in review notes some of the highlights of Linux growth this ...
- December 15, 2008
Sun's OpenSolaris 2008.11 update seeks to lure Linux users back with Linux-like commands and simpler tools.
- December 09, 2008
Undeterred by financial crisis and stock market losses around the globe, NYSE Euronext nears the European debut of its Red Hat Linux-based trading platform.
- December 01, 2008
Virtual appliance maker rPath now runs on Ubuntu and CentOS platforms, though Red Hat remains a holdout. And now rPath has taken its appliance imaging technology into the cloud.
- December 01, 2008
Despite Sun Microsystems' billion-dollar losses and nearly 6,000 projected layoffs, observers say the company will survive the current crisis.
- November 26, 2008
After being waylaid a month because of a security breach, Fedora 10 includes features for remote management of servers, storage in the cloud, energy saving and more.
- November 23, 2008
Hoping to spur Unix-to Linux migrations, Red Hat has partnered with Fujitsu in Japan to offer long-term support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- November 19, 2008
A Novell promotion promises to minimize the cost of switching to SUSE for Red Hat customers, but the economy and the effort involved in migrating remain obstacles.
- November 18, 2008
Red Hat Satellite has launched its first upgrade based on community input, where the ultimate goal is speedier, better software. The new version includes RHEL 5 and Oracle 10g.
- November 16, 2008
LAMP's status as the undisputed open source stack has dimmed to a largely symbolic role as the number of open source applications has expanded.