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This is a new one on me. I've heard of tree huggers, but Patrick Thibodeau's piece in ComputerWorld today is the first time I've run into server hugger . What's a server hugger, you ask?
Research from Principled Technologies suggests that a large UNIX/RISC-based, business-critical database application handling peaks of 10,000 queries per hour is delivering good performance. Using that metric, Principled Technologies set about testing 12 VMs hosted on a server running VMware vSphere 5.0 using the Intel Xeon E7 processor family. How did it handle?
This week two cloud-based services opened their doors. (Can a cloud open? Whatever.)
We continue our series of cartoons from Cloudville, that mythical but somewhat familiar place where the laws of IT don't quite seem to apply. Like our last cartoon about beavers , the guys seem perplexed about the inner workings of cloud security and password management. Enjoy and feel free to share with your boss and others that are equally mystified.
Node.js is not only attracting a lot of developer interest, it's also proving interesting to entrepreneurial types. Case in point, NodeSocket , a Node.js hosting business that's in development. NodeSocket bills itself as a "hosting platform and community for developers."
Netflix has taken the wraps off of its ZooKeeper library and has given some insight to coming open source projects as well.
For the last three years, Brightcove has been implementing a steady transition from a YouTube alternative, to a premium video services provider , to a Web functionality provider. The last critical step in that transition may have taken place yesterday, as the company once considered a Google takeover target makes its move in the fast-growing HTML5 apps platforms market. Unlike appMobi, whose mobiUs ecosystem uses a utility model for billing customers on a granular scale, Brightcove's new App Cloud will be a premium Web apps host.
To a rapidly increasing degree, Salesforce Chatter is becoming the communications platform for essentially all classes of business, in both the public and private sectors.
Here's an interesting predicament: Suppose your business' only problem isn't with the quality of the services your software performs, but just with getting all of its databases to work together.
Google is hoping to entice a few developers over to Google App Engine (GAE) by providing a ticket tracker that runs on GAE for developers to study and test out.
To all the other "aaS" providers out there , add this one: MaaS, for malware as a service. Yup, the bad guys have their own routines that can provide a one-stop, full-service shopping for fraudsters. How depressing is that?
BitNami is going beyond the value-add of bundling popular open source "stacks" of software to start including popular plugins and modules for the software. BitNami is starting with WordPress and Drupal by adding popular plugins for each of the popular Content Management Systems (CMS). We've covered BitNami before .
Puppet Labs announced today that it is receiving $8.5 million in Series C financing from Google Ventures, Cisco and VMware. The new round of financing brings Puppet Labs up to $15.75 million, which begs the question – what does the IT automation company need with that kind of dosh?
According to water & stone , the "big three" open source CMSes from 2010 continue to dominate in 2011.
OpenStack release manager Thierry Carrez examines OpenStack Nova's current privilege model and how it's being improved with the root_helper option.