Strange things happen and hell freezes over.

It needs a takeover rumour about Sun and IBM to read some pro Sun comments. The article “IBM opens talks to buy Sun Microsystems” is full of positive comments about...

Again: IBM-Sun merger rumours

Every now and then there are merger rumours: Some company is said as a likely candidate for buying Sun. Mostly it´s IBM and indeed … the WSJ writes “IBM in...

2. Meeting der HHOSUG

Ich weiss … ein wenig spät … aber ich hatte ja den Tag schon vor eine Weile angekündigt. Am 31.3.2009 um 19:00 Uhr findet in der Hamburger Geschäftsstelle von Sun...

Das eigentliche Problem.

Ich bin einer jener Menschen die ihren Wehrdienst abgeleistet haben, sogar noch etwas laenger da waren. Und auch wenn ich nur Computer und Netzwerke dort administriert habe, musste ich mich...

New multiplicators for Oracle

Oracle changed their core multiplicators for software licensing. You can find the new version of their Oracle Processor Core Factor Table at the usual location. They didn´t changed the multiplicators...

Storagemojo about Fishworks

Robin Harris of Storagemojo got an introduction to Fishworks by Adam Leventhal and wrote a nice article about it including a video of the introduction.Especially interesting is his conclusion: Real...

Cisco blades - or: I´m not really impressed

The big Cisco announced they entry to the server market. I expected something big. Well … i´m not impressed. The informations are a little bit sparse at the moment, but...

Compression on the 7000

ZFS has transparent compression from the beginning, thus the Sun Storage 7000 has it as well. Dave Pacheco gives some insight into the performance characteristics of zfs compression in the...

links for 2009-03-15

TOGAF 9: A Sunny Day in San Diego | CTO Blog | Capgemini | Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing (tags: togaf) Response to the Capgemini CTO Blog article on the release of...

About Ciscos blades

Some people think, that Ciscos move to develop blade server is Ciscos next step to take a large dent out of the server market in addition to it´s networking share....

News of the last few days

Due to my illness i wasn´t really able to blog about several important news of the last few days. So i will summarize them in this article. At first we...

Forrester about TPC Benchmarks

Forrester Research writes, what Sun said for quite a time now - TPC Benchmarks Don’t Matter Anymore: Enterprise architects performing assessments should not waste their time on TPC benchmarks of...

Jonathan about Opensolaris and Networking

Do you remember my article about routing fish. Looks like jonathan has read my blog article about it as he talked about the opportunities of general purpose servers in the...

Near-kill of my MacBook

That was the second near-kill for my MacBook Pro this week . Again a Lufthansa stewardess. I really start to hate them. The are not able to look were they...

Out of order

Just in case you were wondering about the silence on this blog: I´m out of order at the moment. Really nasty cold plus Inflammation of the sinuses (welcome again, my...

Agenda für das GUUG Tutorial "Less known Solaris Features - live"

Das Tutorial am Dienstag und am Mittwoch wird in etwa dieser Agenda folgen:

CeBIT 2009: 6th day - The End

This is the end … my friend … just the end. I just boarded an IC to Hamburg. I didn´t read the informations correctly, thus i thought that i have...

CeBIT 2009: 6th day - The Morning

The last day of the CeBIT has finally arrive. Just loaded my energy buffers with liquid energy: Coffee with a substantial amount of sugar. I shouldn´t stir it … the...

GUUG Tutorial "Less known Solaris Features"

Am Dienstag und Mittwoch läuft ja das Tutorial “Less known Solaris Features” auf der GUUG. Für die Leute die kommen werden einige Hinweise: Ich werde die Images nicht zum Download...

CeBIT 2009: 5th day - The Evening

I´m sitting in the train to Hamburg … there is only a single day in front of me. As i wrote three years ago … the CeBIT is a monster...