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High Performance Linux News for Jul 02, 2009

  • PostgreSQL 8.4 Improves Database Management, Security (2009-07-02 20:04:28)
    InternetNews: "In total, PostgreSQL 8.4 includes 293 enhancements from the previous 8.3 release, an update that was primarily centered around performance."

  • Get to Know Clustered File Systems (2009-07-02 16:34:28)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "In this article we will cover a few common physical storage configurations, as well as clustered and distributed file system options. Hopefully, this is a good starting point to begin looking into the technology that will work best for your high availability storage needs."

  • IBM, NetApp Take on Virtual I/O Bottlenecks (2009-07-02 14:02:57)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "Virtualization has done wonders for server utilization and consolidation, but packing all those virtual machines onto a single server has created something of a mess on the storage side. Storage I/O bottlenecks in virtual environments are a growing and persistent problem for data centers, as storage controllers and heads can become overwhelmed by I/O requests from virtual machines, creating processing delays."

  • London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform (2009-07-02 12:32:57)
    Cyber Cynic: "While the LSE denied that the collapse was TradElect's fault, they also refused to explain what the problem really wa. Sources at the LSE tell me to this day that the problem was with TradElect."

  • Red Hat inks cloud partnership with Amazon (2009-07-02 06:02:57)
    Channel Register: "But for the moment, Amazon's EC2 sets the pace in commercial cloud computing, and that means being Amazon's friend is particularly important to companies like Red Hat that want to make money from clouds."