Martin’s Musings: Emergence

eccentric interests!

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IBM’s mainframe Linux hosting service. A few months back I researched and wrote a story on mainframe Linux. (Now I wish that story were hosted on mainframe Linux, because the link currently reports: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error ‘80004005’.)  I continue to find this technology alliance fascinating. Moving parts are the enemy, in my mind. The fewer the better. Provisioning a server farm in software, rather than as a collection of physical blades, seems like a great idea. The mainframe always had the raw virtualization capability, now in Linux it has something that’s really worth virtualizing. One outcome, as this story notes, is a new kind of competition for the RackSpaces of the world: [Jon’s Radio]

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July 11, 2002 - Posted by | Random Thoughts

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