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Stratus acquires competing HA software provider Marathon

In a move to expand its scope of providing high availability (HA) and fault tolerant systems, Stratus Technologies has acquired privately held Marathon Technologies, an application availability software provider based in Littleton, Massachusetts.

Facebook heat maps pinpoint trouble spots

Faced with the challenge of overseeing the health of large caching systems, a Facebook engineer developed heat-map software to quickly pinpoint problems in the social network's data centers.

OpenStack Foundation launches

After almost a year of preparation, The OpenStack Foundation has launched as a stand-alone nonprofit organization, freeing its namesake stack of open source cloud hosting software from the management of hosting provider Rackspace.

SUSE Manager applies SCAP to Linux compliance

Organizations using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) to manage their SUSE and Red Hat Linux servers can streamline their reporting operations, thanks to an update of the SUSE Manager that now generates metrics and reports in the SCAP f...

Postgres 9.2 invites large-scale enterprise deployment

The open-source Postgres database continues to be refined for enterprises: The latest version, released Monday, contains a number of new features and performance enhancements designed to ease professional large-scale usage.

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

Popular domain name registrar and Web and email hosting provider GoDaddy is experiencing a severe outage, one that appears to have taken out not only its hosted services, but even those websites that have registered their domain names through GoDaddy...

Windows Server 2012 embraces the datacentre

Microsoft has taken its server OS a giant step forward with Tuesday's release of Windows Server 2012, making this version the first that can be controlled remotely so it is more suitable for data centers.

Oracle, Red Hat team on CAMP cloud standard

Enterprise software rivals Red Hat and Oracle, along with a number of other software and online services providers, have collaborated on a standard that they hope will ease the use of PaaS (platform as a service) among customers.

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