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In recent years, the adoption of Linux in the data center has progressed beyond infrastructure services such as e-mail and file, print, and Web serving. Today, Linux is widely used as a business application server and is moving deeper into the data center as a database and content server. Given a vibrant development community and innovative solution providers, Linux continues its advance toward becoming the enterprise-computing platform of choice. The benefits of Linux to data center customers are well known: superior economics, no vendor lock-in, reliability, and increasing independent software vendor (ISV) and system vendor acceptance and support. However, with success comes higher expectations. User requirements for Linux in the data center continue to escalate. IT professionals are always looking for more performance, manageability, and other features that they'... (more)

NFS v4 Testing

The Network File System (NFS) is an important mechanism for sharing files among end users on a broad range of platforms. End users have relied on NFS to support mission-critical applications for several decades. However, in recent years, other shared file systems have been developed to provide features that earlier versions of NFS lacked. To compete and address real end-user needs, the new rev 4 of NFS was developed. As NFS version 4 becomes available for deployment, interest in it is growing. Does it deliver on its promises? Will it introduce performance gains or stability issue... (more)

The Story Behind DTL 1.0

The OSDL Desktop Linux Working Group (DTL) captures, discusses, publishes and develops Linux capabilities definitions required by demanding, enterprise-class desktop applications. The ultimate goal is to accelerate the use of Linux on enterprise desktops. The DTL Capabilities document is the work of current OSDL member companies and interested individuals. The purpose of this document is to provide an external snapshot of the work in progress to allow feedback from interested parties. When complete these capability descriptions will be used to evaluate the actual state of the Lin... (more)

Data Warehouse Adoption of the Linux-Based Platform

Data warehouse implementations represent one of the most challenging types of deployments for the enterprise. Several factors contribute to the challenge of deploying a successful data warehouse. Among these are large-scale and complex system configurations, sophisticated data modeling and analysis tools, and high visibility in a broad range of important business functions within the company. Data warehouse workloads can serve as a litmus test to determine the enterprise readiness of a given deployment platform. For this reason it's interesting to determine how well Linux can su... (more)