Successful maintainance of the EAL 4+ Evaluation for Solaris 10 05/08

The certification of an evaluation of an evaluation target is only valid for a certain security target in conjunction with a certain evaluation target. Thus when you update your evaluation...

Brendan Gregg about L2ARC in the Sun Storage 7000 series

Storage Analytics in the Sun Storage 7000 series is a great tool to monitor performance and to search for optimizations in your storage configuration (making your job easier). But this...

Sun Storage 7000 for Oracle

Jeffrey T. Wright and Sridhar Ranganathan wrote an excellent whitepaper about the Sun Storage 7000 series for Oracle. It´s really worth a read for everybody thinking about databases on NAS:...

links for 2009-01-30

VDI3 EA2 Dennis Maher about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 - Early Access 2 (tags: virtualisation desktop) Open Source Drives The New Sun (tags: sun opensource OSS) 40 Gigabit Ethernet and...

Morgendliche Laune

Was soll man von einem Tag halten, den man mit einem Lied, das unter anderem diese Textzeilen enthält, in Dauerrotation beginnt: Es blendet uns zu sehen und schmerzt uns, Dir...

Frankfurt - train station of the airport

The Mysql deal in the hindsight

This article of Matt Assay is a nice answer to all this RedHat versus Sun talk of the recent time because of similar market capitalisation: Perhaps Sun Microsystems' valuation of...

Future datacenter fabric: QDR IB or 40/100GbE?

There are several people thinking that the search for future data center fabric technology is already decided for Ethernet. I don´t think so. I still think of Infiniband as a...

links for 2009-01-29

Boeing still doesn’t get it - Plane Talking (tags: boeing dreamliner)

Sun Storage 7000 for providers

The Canadian provider iWeb writes in his blog: iWeb just acquired the Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System to fulfill its needs in large volume storage. To be specific, it...

Rock is alive

I tend to say it on a regular schedule in this blog, i say it to my colleagues and everybody who ask me: “Rock is alive and is doing well”....

Security Alert for a vulnerability in Solaris 10 IPv6

Sun issued an Security Altert for Solaris 10: A Security Vulnerability in Solaris IPv6 Implementation (ip6(7p)) May Cause a System Panic: An insufficient validation security vulnerability in the Solaris IPv6...

Katalysatoren raus?

Wohl nicht … aber es klingt schon widersinnig, was wie sich das Gesetz zur neuen KFZ-Steuer liest. Denn die Abgasnorm wird demgemäss steuerlich nicht mehr berücksichtigt. Momentan werden Autos mit...

Offline Google Mail via Google Gears

Techcrunch reports about the availability of an offline version of Google Mail. Nice … really … but what happened to IMAP and the IMAP client of personal choice? I thought,...

links for 2009-01-28

Psychologie des Erfolgs: Think negative! - Arbeitswelt - Beruf und Chance - FAZjob.NET (tags: career) Translating gcc/g++/gfortran Options to Sun Studio Compiler Options (tags: sun programming tips compiler) McNealy: Hire...

Q2 FY 2009

The results for the last quarter were published yesterday. It isn´t nice, but better than everyone expected. And under the current economic circumstances this i think of it as a...

The missing application

At last … all the unsolved Rubik cubes out there have a chance to get back in their solved state: </param></param></embed> Mom, Dad … i need my cube next time...

Virtual Desktops ... lots of virtual desktops

What could you do with a Sun Fire X4600M2 … well many things, but a nice usage would be the consolidation of 160 XP desktops on one single system as...

Sun Cluster 3.2 01/09

Sun announced the availability of Sun Cluster 3.2 1/09. Several interesting features found their way into this release: Cluster Configuration Checker Data Service for Informix Exclusive-IP Zones Support Global-Devices Namespace...

2 TB hard disks

A while ago, i´ve published a draft to a presentation regarding the end of RAID5. This was largely based on an article published by Robin Harris about the problematic nature...