News Category: Enterprise

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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Do You Do the Drupal?

Article Source Linux JournalJune 27, 2009, 1:36 pm The Drupal content management system is one of the most popular engines for dynamic websites — indeed, it powers the site you're visiting right now. All this powering doesn't happen by itself, though, and the developer community that does...
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Tutorial: A Beginner's Guide to Free Software Programming Languages

Article Source LinuxPlanet Curious about programming, but having trouble getting started because you're confused about all those languages? This article will give you an overview of the most common desktop languages you'll see in free software today. C and C++ You might call C the king of Linux...
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Jewelry Business Goes "Low Maintenance" with Linux

Since assuming day-to-day management of his family’s decades-old jewelry business, Christian Collins has found on-site Linux servers and terminals to be an inexpensive and largely hassle-free way of automating the office, retail store, and shop floor. Still, Collins is giving serious thought to...
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Android Goes Beyond Java, Gains Native C/C++ Dev Kit

Article Source Ars TechnicaJune 26, 2009, 2:03 pm Google's open source Android operating system is maturing and beginning to attract a more diverse audience of third-party developers. To accommodate the growing need for more power and flexibility, Google is opening up the platform to additional...
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