News Category: Enterprise

SourceForge Delivers 4 Billionth Open Source Download

Article Source internetnews.comJuly 1, 2009, 3:54 am SourceForge.net, the big open source app/code repository has hit a major milestone: 4 billion downloads. Since 1999, SourceForge has the 'go to place' for all open source downloads, but in the last couple of years, Google Code has put up a...
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Ubuntu Heads to the Clouds

Article Source Cyber CynicJune 30, 2009, 7:46 pm On July 1, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu in partnership with Eucalyptus Systems, an open-source cloud infrastructure firm, will be launching Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services. According to sources at Canonical, Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud...
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Open Source in Education Administration

Like any organization, schools and universities need resource planning software to take care of everything from human resources to budgeting. They also have unique needs, such as integrating with government financial aid programs, and nine-, ten-, and twelve-month payroll cycles for different...
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Ubuntu: A Feasible Oracle Hedge Against Windows

Article Source The Open RoadJune 30, 2009, 2:07 pm Oracle doesn't want to own Linux. Oracle just wants Linux to be cheap. That's the insight an analyst shared with me the other day as we discussed why Oracle hasn't made a move to acquire Red Hat (recently, anyway). According to this source,...
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Red Hat Seeks to Certify the Cloud--Q&A

Article Source The Open RoadJune 30, 2009, 7:21 am For all the hype around cloud computing, two big issues continue to keep CIOs from feeling safe participating: security and interoperability. Red Hat, by announcing its Premier Cloud Provider Certification and Partner Program and Amazon's...
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DoJ to Oracle/Sun: Not So Fast, Pardners

Article Source internetnews.com The federal government has denied Oracle's request for a speedy approval of its $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems, requesting more time to give the purchase scrutiny before passing it on to the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange...
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You Can Put a Supercomputer in a Pizza Box? DARPA Wants to Talk to You

Article Source insideHPCJune 29, 2009, 8:35 am I found this via a tweet to a slashdot post pointing to an article at NetworkWorld (whew!). DARPA issued an RFI for its Ubiquitous High Performance Computing program last week, and this really does look like a DARPA hard problem. The goal of the...
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Red Hat Stories: Don't Call Them Videos

Article Source The Open RoadJune 29, 2009, 8:35 am It's not exactly the Sundance Film Festival, but Red Hat's new Red Hat Stories film series is setting the standard for technology marketing through film. These aren't product pitches. Instead, they pitch "the Red Hat way" of doing things,...
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Sphinx: Queries and APIs

Article Source Linux MagazineJune 29, 2009, 6:48 am Two weeks ago, in Sphinx: Search Outside the Box I took a high-level look at why Sphinx is a great choice for full text indexing large data sets. Last week, in Sphinx: Getting Practical we dove into setting up Sphinx and building a simple...
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Achieving Robust Clustered Storage with Linux and GFS

Article Source Enterprise Storage Forum Load balancing is difficult. We often we need to share file systems via NFS or other mechanisms to provide a central location for the data. While you may be protected against a Web server node failure, you are still sharing fate with the central storage...
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