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July, 2010

  • 1 July

    IBM Declares Firefox Its New Official Browser

    Big Blue is not known for making revolution internal changes to its business. After all, the way they do business has worked for over a century. When it comes to technology, however, IBM has lately been very keen to accepting new software, particularly software that is free and open source …

June, 2010

  • 24 June

    Red Hat Introduces Hybrid Cloud Platform

    The largest and most successful commercial Linux distributor has announced the release of the first Linux hybrid cloud platform that integrates with many industry cloud services. Until now, the only other hybrid cloud platform was Azure by Microsoft. The comprehensive package, which they are calling Red Hat Cloud Foundations, gives …

May, 2010

  • 7 May

    Disadvantages of Proprietary Unix

    In a previous post this week, we examined various free Unix-like operating systems that were direct competitors with Linux, but there is another type of Unix-like operating system that still largely occupies many of the enterprise servers on the Internet. Those unices are proprietary creations of commercial companies like IBM, …

  • 3 May

    IBM buys cloud computing firm Cast Iron Systems

    Looking ever-upward toward the clouds, IBM has bought cloud computing integrator Cast Iron Systems. The company is a “cloud broker” that helps other firms switch to cloud computing. Craig Hayman, general manager of IBM WebSphere, stated: The integration challenges Cast Iron Systems is tackling are crucial to clients who are …

March, 2010

  • 18 March

    IBM chooses Red Hat for its cloud virtualization

    When it comes to virtualization, there are a few platform arenas to consider: 1. the server, 2. the virtual desktop, and 3. the cloud. It appeared for some time that IBM was satisfied relying on VMware for its virtualization needs, but they have recently announced that they will use Red …

February, 2010

  • 23 February

    As Data Centers expand, router and switch sales grow

    A market research firm called Dell’Oro Group has released a report that finds the market for ethernet switches has grown by 20% in the last quarter of 2009. Cisco, HP, and Juniper, three of the big players have added $600 million in revenue, and the research firm expects the market …

June, 2009

  • 22 June

    Databases are ripe for hacker exploitation

    According to a new study by Verizon Business’ compuer forensics team, 30% of data security breeches in 2008 were initiated with database exploitation. Furthermore, of all the records breached, 75% were housed in databases. As the reliance on databases grows, particularly on large-scale websites, it is more crucial than ever …