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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Linux evaluation, adoption on uptick, study finds
Top reason for migrating to Linux is to lower ongoing support costs, respondents say
Ex-Google, Yahoo staffers release Hadoop distribution A start-up called Cloudera on Monday publicly released its distribution of the open source Hadoop distributed computing framework, hoping to sell enterprise users on the system employed by Google, Yahoo and others to process large data sets.
Google Apps guy is now the nation's CIO The nation's new CIO, Vivek Kundra, is a Google Apps lover who undertook a major initiative to move the District of Columbia to the open source office suite, reports Microsoft Subnet blogger, Mitchell Ashley.
Indian opposition party backs open source software India's Bharatiya Janata Party said Saturday ahead of parliamentary elections in the country that the national government will standardize on open standards and open source software if the party is elected to power.
BMC: Cisco UCS's Management Secret Sauce To manage the UCS, Cisco’s integration of BMC’s BladeLogic solutions shows a deep and well-planned partnership approach. BMC has contributed “BladeLogic for Cisco UCS” – a customized management software component that is OEMed as part of the UCS offering, enabling automated provisioning as well as management of both policies and images, and spanning all of the possible flavors of operating systems and VM platforms that can be deployed on the UCS platform. So this means one console for handling Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, and Novell (and more planned in the future), both for initial deployment as well as dynamic configuration changes and VM movements.
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Cisco offers Microsoft Exchange replacement: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols LinuxWorld.com author Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, who recently wrote "Can Open Source replace Microsoft Exchange?" explains the technical and business rationale behind Cisco's entry into the e-mail and groupware market. Postpath promises to be not just easier to license, but less stressful on the hardware budget. (19:59)
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