Logical Domains 1.0 released

The LDOMs feature got out of release candidate status and is now officially released. You can download the software on the Sun Website. You need the FW 6.4.4 to use...

IBM in trouble?

Since the invention of Power4 the story of IBM server business seems to be in a quite good condition. But somehow i have the dim feeling, that the scratches get...

Full ACK!

Nerdcore schreibt über den Schwachsinn, den die Plattenindustrie von sich gibt, wenn sie wieder über die Gründe für den Niedergang ihrer Branche fabulieren. Full ACK für Renés Gedanken: Den Wert...

Zum Horst machen ...

Ich frage mich ja, wieviel Geld Hoplon Entertainment bekommen hat, um sich in der Pressemitteilung, die zu dieser Nachricht geworden ist, derartig zum Horst zu machen. Anders kann ich mir...

Least secured system

One additional thought: Whenever an exploit against an hypervisor technology gets available, the least secured system compromises the security of all systems on the respective hardware. And as all virtual...

links for 2007-04-26

That Linux thing - where´s the vision? | Paul Murphy | ZDNet.com (tags: Sun,Solaris,BSD,Linux)

Glückspilz der Dekade: Angela Merkel und die grosse Koaliation

Nun, ich verleihe beiden die Auszeichnung “Glückspilz der Dekade”. Schon drei Jahre vor Ende des entsprechenden Zeitraums: Ihnen fällt mal so eben ein Wirtschaftsaufschwung in den Schoss. Denn neben der...

ZFS for NetBSD

Oliver Gould submitted a ZFS port for NetBSD as a project for Googles Summer of Code. Sounds interesting and one further step for the availability of ZFS outside of Solaris....

links for 2007-04-25

pNFS Basics at OpenSolaris.org (tags: pNFS Solaris Opensolaris)

Kudos to the minds behind Sun Shared Shell

I´m really impressed. I used Sun Shared Shell in solving a customer problem a few minutes ago together with the customer and a colleague from Support Services, who told me...

Sun Shared Shell

Sometimes, you find some features and services of Sun by mere chance: Sun Shared Shell. Sounds really cool. A collaborative shell. Really helpful when you need to support a system...

Gartner about Sun

Sun Microsystems' improved revenue, substantial progress toward sustainable profitability and return to Unix server market leadership warrant an increased vendor rating of "positive." (Teaser abstract of the actual Gartner vendor...

Q3FY07: $0.02 profit per share

Sounds really promising : Sun Microsystems Delivers Another Quarter of Growth and Profitability Reports Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2007<. Obviously the media complaint that the increase in revenue...

Yet another ZFS benchmark

Yet another benchmark of ZFS: This time at Robert´s blog.The benchmark was done with the focus of comparing hardware and software raid configurations. He sees the replacement of failed disk...

Endlich spricht das mal jemand aus ... ;)

Wie man die IT umbauen solle, damit sollten sich laut Jennifer Beck alle Manager eines Unternehmens befassen und nicht bloß "Führungsteams, die zu viel Wein getrunken und gerade vier Tage...

Middle Management

Paul Murphy again … this time about Sun´s middle managment. I won´t comment on this story, but there is certainly some truth inside. The tort effect really exists. There are...

ZFS for Mainframes

Okay, the headline is a little bit lurid, but Luminex shows a solution, that leverages Sun Server, Solaris and ZFSin the most unlikely environment: Mainframes … Luminex announced a FICON-attachable...

links for 2007-04-24

Elektronkind » More Linux/Solaris FUD wars (tags: Solaris Linux FUD advocacy) The Powerbook Prank: He wanted a Powerbook. We gave him a P-P-P-Powerbook! How to f... a scammer ... (tags:...

ZFS benchmarks

Interesting comment to ZFS performance at ZFS and caching for performance: Watching iostat again also showed that during the read tests, I was using far less of the SAN bandwidth....

Breachable virtual machines?

The regular reader of my blog may have detected that i´m not really a fan of virtualisation in the Unix sphere. Server virtualisation is selled by it´s proponents as the...