||To:||"firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>||Subject:|| A half-height LTO-2 for the small biz with big data
||Date:|| Thu, 2 Dec 2004 00:50:46 -0500
Close-up on Yellow Dog Linux: So what's all the buzz about the
PowerPC-focused company, Terra Soft Solutions? Find out why Terra Soft is
attracting so much attention with something called Yellow Dog Linux and a
64-bit system called Y-HPC. For the full story, click on:
December 1, 2004
Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source
This week's openBench Labs shows why small businesses with backup
issues have a good friend in Certance. The latter's introduction of a
half-height LTO-2 tape drive that's priced like a DAT autoloader is
definitely something to consider. Pre-requisites are pretty simple: You have
enough data for a full backup to spill over to multiple DAT cartridges and
your sys admin can manage not to spill a Boca Mocha Grande over the
backup tapes while playing Half-Life2. We then project our benchmark
findings onto three TCO scenarios for some eye-popping results.
Always on the economy watch, we next carry an account by a righteous
consultant who was called in to assess what a small business could do
about replacing its Exchange 4.5 server. Edoceo's leader, who did the
consulting, relates his solution, his cost analysis, and a caveat about why
his recipe may not fit all e-mail system seekers.
For those enthused over PHP, we view the recent book on PHP that is
part of the Bruce Perens Open Source Series, and why Zend represents
without exaggeration the "PHP people."
As for staffing up on IT employees with Linux skills, Evan Blomquist
sets the record straight on the value of Linux training and certification
programs. He offers a helpful guide too for managers who need to check
out their Linux training options. And we ask you about the value of
training and certification programs.
For this week's stories, click on
The editors of Open magazine