Linux/Open Source


Behind IBM's Bifurcated Hybrid Computing Strategy

For most organizations, choosing between Big Blue's two hybrid computing visions is simple, but what about shops that need both? That's where it gets tricky.

Update: State of the Mainframe

Demand for mainframes dropped off late last year -- and was down in the first three months of 2012, too. Is it time for Big Iron boosters to start worrying? No -- it's all good.

Analysis: IBM's Latest Linux-on-Power Move

Given the success IBM has had with its RISC-Unix business, PowerLinux doesn't seem like a bad idea, but will its success come at the expense of AIX?

Open Source Application Development Breaks on Through

A majority of companies are standardizing on open source for their application development efforts, though they might not be effectively monitoring their use of open source.

Analysis: Behind Dell's Shopping Spree

This month, Dell pulled the trigger on two significant acquisitions. What's behind Dell's acquisition moves, and why does at least one of them seem like a no-brainer?

IBM Power Systems Sales Grow Amid Unix Server Slump

The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.

Updated OpenSSL Libraries Patch Potential Information Disclosure, DoS Flaws

SSL and TSL are used to encrypt almost all sensitive communications traffic on the Internet.



What to Expect in Linux’s 21st Year

Three key moves for Linux this year will impact enterprise IT.

Q&A: An Introduction to the Scala Programming Language

We explore what the Scala programming language can do for your organization with the language’s inventor.

Cloud Computing: We’ve Only Just Begun

In 2011, enterprises acknowledged that cloud is in their future. What will 2012 bring to help companies feel more secure in adopting the cloud platform?

Cisco and Citrix Join Forces for Desktop Virtualization

A new push by partners Cisco and Citrix might encourage IT organizations to take a serious look at desktop virtualization.

IBM's New z114: A Most Affordable Big Iron Solution

The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.

Apache Software Foundation Will Develop OpenOffice

Accepts Oracle's contribution of OpenOffice.org source code.

Q&A: Tackling "Big Data" Challenges

How big is big data, and how can you get it under control?

LibreOffice 3.3 Breaks From Oracle with New Release

The Document Foundation today released LibreOffice 3.3, calling it the first "stable release" of the free, open source productivity suite.

Big Iron in a Class by Itself

What’s the most reliable server operating platform of them all? If you answered z/OS, you’re right. The rest of the tally might surprise you, however.

Survey Reaffirms Mainframe's Staying Power

IT shops are holding steady on the mainframe. A new survey from BMC also examines how IT shops are employing systems and how workloads are growing.

Report: Novell To Sell Itself in Two Parts

The New York Post reported Wednesday morning that Novell has agreed to "a deal in principle" to sell itself in two separate parts to two separate buyers.

IBM Refreshes System P Line with POWER7-based Products

Big Blue's refresh includes the gargantuan POWER 795, which it pits against top-shelf systems from HP and Oracle.