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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market


Rather than offering the customary opinions and analysis of major market trends beforehand and then giving the involved vendors a chance for a factual review and feedback, this time Technology Evaluation Centers has attempted to solicit vendors’ proactive views.

oss open source center  in hardware, operating systems (OSs), infrastructure, and applications. But recently, technology companies have been working to re-establish the stack. Oracle, Microsoft, SAP are all combining application and infrastructure pieces. As before, there will be compromises and their will be a loss of control for the customer. And, as before, we believe that ultimately the customer’s requirements will win out and the stacks will start to break up again. Regulatory judgments, like the European Union ’s Read More

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Today’s information technology (IT) organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploding infrastructure complexity. At the root of the problem is uncontrolled server sprawl—servers provisioned to support a single application. Organizations that have implemented hardware virtualization have unwittingly created a new problem: operating system (OS) sprawl. IT organizations have to find ways to address this critical challenge—today.

oss open source center  of systems- Templating, single OSs and applications and other technology advances make management of Virtuozzo VEs and servers much simpler than regular servers or virtual machines. Automate routine tasks- The automation tools and scripts possible with Virtuozzo make managing VEs across servers simple and potentially a single action. Reduce overall management costs through eficiency- Many manageability advances enable much better and eficient server management. Reduce overall management costs through Read More

More Efficient Virtualization Management: Templates


Historically, IT administrators have provisioned new servers with every new application, resulting in a large number of servers with utilization rates of 10 to 15 percent or less, commonly known as server sprawl. Server sprawl is responsible for a range of costs, including infrastructure, hardware, software, and management costs. So why hasn’t hardware virtualization solved your server sprawl issues yet?

oss open source center  now managing four separate OSs and four separate applications. The exact same coniguration shown above deployed in Virtuozzo has a single operating system and two applications to manage. Virtuozzo Template Advantages EFFICIENCY: DENSITY Regardless of the number of VEs that are running an application, all of the instances point to the same ile. Therefore, the underlying OS shares memory pages between the instances just like it shares memory pages between several instances of bash or Internet Explorer. Read More

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It is feasible to create native, intuitive and graphical business applications using just available software in i/OS and Open source Java. Using iSeries as an integrated business server is more than just a dream.

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Like many of today’s IT decision makers, you may be considering a business intelligence (BI) solution for your midsize company. But how do you go about adding BI without disrupting your company? Without breaking the bank? Without having to add staff members with specialties you’ve never even heard of before? This paper helps answer those questions, with practical advice for bringing BI into your midsize company.

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Best Phone Systems for a Successful Call Center


The phone system in your call center should help you achieve some very specific objectives, such as: increasing revenue opportunities, reducing costs, maximizing productivity, and improving customer satisfaction. This paper reviews seven leading call center phone systems in order to help phone system buyers make the right purchasing decisions on phone system features, reliability, scalability, and cost effectiveness.

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CARL Source


Released in early 2008, CARL Source is a maintenance management solution with additional functionality to manage financial, technical, regulatory, quality, and property processes related to a company’s assets. Designed around a web-native architecture, CARL Source supports Web 2.0 standards, Java, XML, Web Services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and more. The Carl Source interface was designed to be user-friendly, while remaining fully compliant with web standards. Carl Source is customizable and extendable. It can operate with leading solutions, such as BEA, Microsoft, and Oracle, and can be configured to work with other information services (IS) applications via its integrated Web Services. CARL Source can be deployed without installing any programs on client workstations. CARL Source is available in a number of versions and configurations, designed for companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries.      

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The VMTurbo Cloud Control Plane: Software-driven Control for the Software-defined Data Center


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