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While personally, I believe the Sidekick disaster was just a stumbling block in the embracing of cloud computing for many organizations, today’s news that the newly formed alliance of SUN and Oracle was possibly to blame adds a whole new dimension to the issue. According to some reports the Sidekick service crash involved an Oracle RAC database and Solaris and Linux servers. Currently unlike EMC who were quick to retract the finger pointers, Oracle and Sun declined to respond to the accusations. To put a picture on the background of this scenario one needs to firstly look at the Oracle RAC database, a single database set up which runs across a cluster of servers for fault tolerance, performance and scalability reasons. If reports are to be believed the outage mainly stemmed from the Sun servers which led to the user data being inaccessible in the Oracle database and i... (more)

PathPartner Technology will showcase its TIZEN based platform at 8th GENIVI All Member Meeting Conference

PathPartner which is an alliance member at GENIVI will showcase its innovations for GENIVI ecosystem at the conference being held on April 23-26, 2013 at Barcelona, Spain PathPartner Technology a leading provider of embedded multimedia software services and solutions announced that it will be participating in the All Member Conference of GENIVI which is a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform. PathPartner will showcase its GENIVI 3.0 compliant Tizen-based IVI Platform at the conference which is built on extensively used open source components and frameworks with wide industry support. Tizen - an operating system that is primarily Linux-based, gives consumers a feature-rich platform. It also provides the customer with multiple options for UI front-ends includin... (more)

Porticor joins Red Hat Innovate initiative to deliver end-to-end Cloud Data Security based on Red Hat

Porticor®, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today announced it has joined the Red Hat Innovate™ program, enabling Porticor to leverage the power, openness and collaborative nature of open source communities, including enhanced access to Red Hat collaboration initiatives and software programs. Porticor recently launched the Porticor Virtual Private Data™ (Porticor VPD™) system, the industry’s first solution combining data encryption with patented key management to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. As a Red Hat Innovate member, Porticor now has access to the Red Hat product and solution portfolio, enabling Porticor’s VPD system to leverage Red Hat’s enterprise storage and cloud solutions to ... (more)

Oracle software on Windows Azure

You can now have Oracle on windows Azure. Right now (effective immediately) it is in preview which means it is the time for you to check it out without shedding too many dollars. This became possible as a result of a partnership between Oracle and Microsoft.   Customers can run Oracle supported software on: Windows Server Hyper-V Windows Azure The following Oracle related items are available as preview in Windows Azure image gallery: Popular Configurations of Oracle Java Oracle Database Oracle WebLogic Server Oracle Linux Customers who have Oracle license can run Oracle on Windows Azure (license mobility is OK) Read more details here: Start your trial here: Mahalo, Jay ... (more)

Newsletter: GoGrid Customer Update – October 2009

The GoGrid newsletter went out today. Unfortunately, if you are not already a GoGrid customer, you didn’t receive it…until now! There are a lot of exciting items covered here (a few of which you already know if you subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed including the Edit, Delete and Restore function of MyGSIs). If you aren’t already a GoGrid user, I recommend that you sign up (and here is a quick hint, if you want a $100 GoGrid credit on new account, contact a GoGrid Sales Rep and they can consult with you on your best options for the Cloud). Below is the entire GoGrid Newsletter (October 2009): Hello Michael, In this edition of the GoGrid newsletter I cover recent feature releases, planned features for the next release, and the end-of-life (EoL) of Server Images with preinstalled applications.  Here are the specific topics: MyGSI Enhancements: Edit, Delete, and Restor... (more)

Emulex Partners with Myricom to Enter High Performance Networking Market for Low Latency Applications

COSTA MESA, Calif, May 8, 2012 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced the introduction of a family of new OneConnect® Network Xceleration™ solutions for the High Performance Networking (HPN) market. Emulex is bringing its new family of OneConnect (OC)e12000 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Network Xceleration solutions to market in partnership with Myricom, an industry leader in delivering high performance, latency optimised Ethernet solutions for vertical market applications. This multi-generational marketing and development partnership leverages Myricom's deep expertise in HPN, specifically low latency, high packet-rate, vertical application optimisations, and Emulex's broad enterprise reach, high volume, enterprise-hardened hardware roadmap, and global go-to-market channels. "By partnering with Myricom, Emulex is offering I/O connectivity solutions that broaden our... (more)

Case Study: Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Use

Click Here to Download This White Paper Now! The case study features an organization that has made a broad commitment to Linux and has adopted best practices to optimize that environment. The retailer highlighted in this IDC paper has taken an important step toward building a tightly controlled standard Linux server operating system that has a pre-defined, well understood life cycle. Through a broad commitment to a single Linux distribution, and through the use of a minimal number of operating system variations, this company has been able to optimize its environment and optimized value received back. Click Here to Download This White Paper Now! ... (more)

Unix Copyrights Will Remain with Novell

It took Novell more than two days after the announcement that it's being bought for its chief marketing officer John Dragoon to say on the company's web site that Novell's Unix copyrights will stay with Novell. God knows it wasn't answering the phone. What Dragoon says still means control passes to Attachmate's owners and it is still unclear what control Microsoft has over them - considering the acquisition seems to have Microsoft's fingerprints all over it - or how interested Attachmate might be in preserving those rights against SCO, whose case still exists. Oral argument in its appeal of the jury decision award Unix ownership to Novell will be heard January 20. ... (more)

IGEL and Angels breathe life into old PCs at IP EXPO

IGEL Universal Desktop Converter software extends life and manageability of old PCs by migrating them to fully manageable IGEL Universal Desktop thin client-like devices London, UK, October 17th 2012 - Angels were seen breathing life into old PCs at the IGEL Stand of IP Expo in Earls Court London today using the leading thin client manufacturer's Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) software. The Universal Desktop Converter allows organizations to migrate existing PC or old thin client hardware into a fully manageable IGEL Universal Desktop thin client-like device - extending the life of the hardware whilst making it more efficient to run. "This approach allows businesses to cost effectively extend the life of their current desktops to deliver a Server-Based Computing architecture or to produce a shorter return on investment when migrating to a Virtual Desktop Infras... (more)

Samsung, Intel, Dell and More form the Open Interconnect Consortium

There’s yet another tech industry group focused on the internet of things in town. Samsung has partnered with Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel and Intel-owned Wind River to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium, an organization aiming to create engineering standards to help electronic devices ‘talk’ to one another — e.g. controlling your Samsung fridge from an Intel-powered smartphone. Consumers can already control their smart (Nest) thermostat from their phone or message their LG washing machine, but the internet of things promises to make this kind of activity possible across any platform and using devices from different companies. Already we have the Industrial Internet Consortium, which was founded by Intel, and Qualcomm’s AllJoyn initiative, not to mention the Linux-led AllSeen Alliance – so why another? Read the full story at The Next Web. ... (more)

After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. Most recently it's had to do with the experience of maintaining the software. Fresh from a very long Windows 2000 experience and a four-month Windows XP experience along with a long-time Linux sys admin role puts me in a great position to assess Ubuntu. Three prior attempts over the years at using Linux as my daily desktop OS had me primed for failure. Well, Ubuntu takes Linux where I've long hoped it would go - easy to use, reliable, dependable, great applications too but more on that later. It has some elegance to it - bet you never heard that about a Linux desktop before. There are many night-and-day differences between Windows and Ubuntu and, for a guy that does 80% standard office tasks and the rest of the time I'm doing Linux admin tasks, it was nearly all i... (more)