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[News] The Scalability Advantage of Linux and FLOSS

  • Subject: [News] The Scalability Advantage of Linux and FLOSS
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:05:04 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Opinion: The delicate art of enterprise scaling

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| Beau Butler is an open-source design generalist working for Asterisk, in 
| Auckland, and is experienced in scaling. He says that “by far the biggest 
| aspect is the proper design of the application itself. Trying to retrofit 
| scalability, cluster or grid models to an existing application is almost 
| always doomed to failure – or at least [is] very inefficient.”     
| [...]
| Asterisk engineers, who deploy their own Linux server derivative, are well 
| aware that tuning an application is highly dependent on the proper tuning of 
| the underlying operating system.   



How scalable is Open Source?

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| Open source software provides both benefits and challenges to
| organizations of all sizes. Properly chosen and deployed, open
| source operating systems and applications can scale to meet
| almost any need in both the server and desktop space.


Utility Computing + SOA: Realizing the combined benefits of Amazon EC2 and
Oracle SOA Suite 10g 

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| Amazon EC2 is a massive farm of Linux servers at your fingertips. It
| enables you to bring up a single server or many server instances--all
| installed with preconfigured Linux images--with a single command. You
| can use pre-packed Linux images provided by EC2 (public images
| currently available include Apache and MySQL) or build brand new
| images and upload them to Amazon S3, a flexible and inexpensive
| storage service.


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