The time for virtual machine (VM)-only backup solutions is passing. Enterprise workloads and mission critical applications demand comprehensive tools to back up the mixed virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructures that have become the norm.
Web app performance degrades as the distance from the cloud increases and it's more than just a bandwidth problem. As organizations look to serve emerging global markets they must address cloud performance issues stemming from latency & availability.
Intel chips are back in favor at Sun Microsystems once again. At a press conference held in San Francisco this morning, Sun announced a line of Intel-based servers, beginning with a dual-Xeon model to be available in June. In return, Intel will elevate Sun's Solaris to the status of a "tier one" operating system.... more
Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian has issued an open letter addressing concerns about the recent agreement between Novell and Microsoft and how it might impact Linux customers. Read here for the full text, with Microsoft's response.... more
After a seemingly endless series of pre-announcements and forward-looking briefings, Sun Microsystems has finally begun the process of making Java open source. Better still, it's doing it for real: The code will be released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).... more
Microsoft and Novell have described their recent partnership as a historic effort to "bridge the divide" between open source and proprietary software. But is it legal? According to Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Center, the deal between the two companies would not be compatible with the terms of the forthcoming GPL (GNU General Pubic License) version 3, and it might not be compatible with the current ve... more
Just when American tech businesses were getting comfortable with the idea of outsourcing in India, they now have another change to contend with. The government of Bangalore, the city sometimes called India's Silicon Valley, has announced that it will be changing its name to Bengaluru.... more