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EarthWeb Datamation: Case Study: In Redmond's Shadow, An Open (Source) Secret

Dec 19, 2001, 12:07 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cynthia Flash)
"The Eastside Journal Web site originally used the Solaris operating system and ran on Sun Microsystems hardware. The Eastside Journal Web team, which is responsible for maintaining Web sites for all of the Horvitz Newspapers, realized it needed to look elsewhere at the end of 2000 when it faced an expensive Y2K upgrade on an internal proprietary system that archived old newspaper stories.

The paper needed to increase its storage capacity for the archive and it was going to cost too much to buy more Sun hardware, Wagner said.

'Sun is more of an enterprise-level company. (Companies) like Amazon would benefit from the use of their hardware, but we were a very small shop,' he said."

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