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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 Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software


Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.

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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 top open source  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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oss top open source  single application has two OSs to traverse; the guest-level OS and the hypervisor or host OS. More processing equates to slower responses and more overhead. Each OS takes space in memory, and memory is always the most constrained resource on a server. While some vendors have taken steps to maximize memory usage, the ineficiencies still exist. The duplicate OSs consume hard drive space and must be licensed and managed separately. Because virtual machines don''t need hardware justiication, many IT Read More

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SaaS-based Test Management


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The Advantages of Open Source ERP


Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product.

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In what may be another attempt to gain some kind of foothold in the handheld and embedded-OS market, rumors are floating that Microsoft will open the source code for Windows CE.

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