James Staten

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Is Scale Up the New Scale Out?

James Staten March 20, 2008
A shift is taking place in the server market that is starting to look very much like a throw back to simpler times. As enterprises gain comfort with x86 server virtualization, they are starting to push for higher and higher consolidation ratios, which are driving a return to scale up server purchases. Where a single-socket […]
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Is Open Source Virtualization Shooting Itself In The Foot?

James Staten August 8, 2007
In today's LinuxWorld session by Simon Crosby, CTO of XenSource, and shepherd of the Xen open source project made the contention that the open source community is holding itself back by not ensuring compatibility between Xen, KVM and the other open source virtualization efforts. He's right to a degree in that standards for foundation functions […]
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Amazon: Get Out Of The Data Center Business

James Staten August 7, 2007
LinuxWorld — In the opening keynote today, the CTO of Amazon came on stage to talk about next generation data centers but stopped to draw attention to what he called "the elephant in the room." He said the elephant was that in our pursuit of delivering business value we spend 70 percent of our time […]
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