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Enterprise Open Supply And LinuxEnterprise Open Supply And Linux

In 1984, AT&T divested itself of Bell Labs; freed of the legal obligation requiring free licensing, Bell Labs began selling Unix as a proprietary product, where users weren’t legally allowed to change Unix. The GNU Project, started in 1983 by Richard Stallman, had the objective of creating a “full Unix-appropriate software program system” composed entirely of free software. Later, in 1985, Stallman started the Free Software Foundation and wrote the GNU General Public License in 1989. In 2003, just after the release of Red Hat Linux 9, the corporate introduced some radical changes to its product line-up. It retained the Red Hat trademark for its commercial merchandise, notably Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and introduced Fedora Core , a Red Hat-sponsored, but group-oriented distribution designed for the “Linux hobbyist”. After the preliminary criticism of the modifications, the Linux group accepted the “new” distribution as a logical continuation of Red Hat Linux. …

Why Are More Enterprise Organizations Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications? Part TwoWhy Are More Enterprise Organizations Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications? Part Two

In part one of this series we examined a few of the changes in cloud computing that led to more enterprise organizations virtualizing their tier one applications. The article focused on cloud service providers (CSPs) offering enterprise-grade security hardware and software. It also touched on the new-found ease of hybrid cloud hosting management of virtual machines (VMs) with VMware vCloud Connector, and changing perceptions of risk avoidance with data consolidation in the public cloud. In this paper we will explore two obstacles that remain for some larger corporations and multinationals looking for solutions in public or hybrid cloud hosting. We will also explore what businesses should expect from today’s cloud hosting environment, and a few of the more prominent advantages of cloud computing today.
Unfortunately for some enterprise organizations there are potential obstacles for a move to public and hybrid cloud hosting. Some corporations may be heavily leveraged in infrastructure …

Why Are Enterprise Organizations Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications in the Public Cloud?Why Are Enterprise Organizations Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications in the Public Cloud?

In the last few years a growing number of larger corporations and multinationals have moved a substantial percentage of tier two applications to the public cloud. The pay-as-you-go model of usage-based pricing provides an elasticity that is extremely cost-effective. This savings that the scalability and multi-tenancy of public cloud computing provide, is the main draw for all organizations to outsource to cloud hosting, and a driving force for the virtualization of tier one applications.
For enterprise organizations, the initial move to the public cloud has been a testing of the waters, and rightfully so. As the cloud has become a more well-defined environment, enterprise organizations are taking advantage of what public cloud hosting has to offer their mission-critical applications. In part due to a better understanding of security and more manageable hybrid cloud solutions, larger corporations are looking beyond the private cloud for tier one business solutions. The articles in …