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Open Source on the Wire

May 29, 2008, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Venezia)

"Once upon a time, using open-source servers and applications for business was frowned upon in many circles. Today, you'd be hard pressed to find any sizeable infrastructure that doesn't leverage open-source code in some form or another, be it a few MySQL databases, Apache on the Web servers, or a pile of Perl, PHP, Ruby, or Python applications holding things together.

"But there's one place in the modern enterprise infrastructure where open-source solutions have yet to make a sizeable dent, and that's in the very network that connects all of these pieces..."

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