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

“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

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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