[News] Linux Wins at Dell, Storage Suppliers Chooses Linux

[News] Linux Wins at Dell, Storage Suppliers Chooses Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 00:52:08

ed Hat nails Dell as JBoss dealer

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| And then there's the Web Edge bundle with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Dell
| hardware that's targeted at customers doing web serving via Apache.


Storage Suppliers Stage Linux Love-In

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| More and more users are turning to Linux-based systems in an attempt to shave
| their storage costs, with the technology now at the core of data centers for
| the likes of Google, Lawrence Livermore Labs, NASA, and Pixar. (See Google,
| Livermore Taps Clustering, NASA, and Pixar.) This, in turn, has prompted a
| flurry of activity from storage vendors making their offerings
| Linux-compatible.



Cluster File Systems Closes Deal with Oak Ridge National Labs

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| "Our work with ORNL will enable Linux storage to scale to
| completely unprecedented capacities."
| [...]
| Lustre is a highly scalable distributed file system that combines
| open standards, the Linux operating system, an open networking API and
| innovative protocols.


Backups again - Bacula

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| Just a quick note to mention how impressed I have been with my current
| backup solution, Bacula (using an Overland Neo2000 tape library, which
| also does the job nicely).


Device Profile: Infrant Repertoire media server

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| Infrant will soon ship a Linux-based storage device designed specially
| for serving up digital media files, including videos and music files.
| The Repertoire has no playback capabilities, but can store up to 3TB
| of media, and stream or transfer it using most common, standard,
| open protocols.


Cleversafe Launches DSGrid File System

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| The Cleversafe project, developers of the world's first open source
| Dispersed Storage software, has launched a new open source project, called
| the DSGrid File System (dsgfs), to allow a dispersed storage grid to appear
| as a mountable file system for Linux-based software applications.
| [...]
| ...Using the dsgfs, users will be able to seamlessly store data on
| the Cleversafe Research Storage Grid, on a commercial grid or on a grid
| they build themselves. dsgfs initially will support various versions
| of Linux, including Debian, Fedora and CentOS.
| "This new project means that most Linux-based applications will now be
| able to seamlessly take advantage of the benefits of dispersed storage,
| which include security, reliability and privacy,? said John Quigley,
| dsgfs project lead. "Cleversafe is inviting organizations and individualst
| o freely participate in the project."


Adaptec To Unveil New OnTarget Technology

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| Adaptec offers pre-built, stand-alone NAS and iSCSI SAN storage devices,
| as well as combination NAS/SAN appliances, under its Snap brand
| exclusively to indirect sales channels. Those devices are based one of two
| of its Linux-based proprietary operating systems, SnapOS and GuardianOS

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Dell doomed for the short term, analyst reckons

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| It predicts that there will be a continued backlash from Dell's
| recent customer problems and uncertainties around its financial
| accounting. It will also be unable to face off stiff competition from HP.
| TBR said that Dell's appointment will go a fair way towards
| gaining the confidence of the company's customers and employees.


News just in:

Dell considers big change: offering Linux

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| PC maker says it received more than 100,000 customer requests for Linux
| and may offer it as a Windows alternative.
| BOSTON (Reuters) -- Dell is considering offering the Linux operating
| system as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows on its personal
| computers, a Dell spokesman said on Tuesday.
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FAA May Ditch Microsoft's Windows Vista And Office For Google And Linux Combo

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| Bowen said he's in talks with the aviation safety agency's main
| hardware supplier, Dell Computer, to determine if it could
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| deliver Linux-based computers capable of accessing Google
| Apps through a non-Microsoft browser once the FAA's XP-based
| computers pass their shelf life.


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