The splintering of Linux distributions seems to be continuing! This week, I have had requests for PHP versions 5.3 and 5.2 on both Red Hat EL 5 and CentOS 5 – though never distribution supports higher than 5.1.6 in the official repositories. PHP 5.2 has been out quite a while. Ubuntu Hardy LTS has it and it is 2 years […]
Back in September, 2009, I had written a post with a quick overview of what a private cloud (or infrastructure) looks like and some basic costs and information, including why it is a great product (I am biased). Since then, Dell has retired the PE2900III model server and items change, this is an update for the basic configuration. Reminder graphic: […]
In the last 6 months, I have helped multiple customers achieve their dream of a virtual machine environment built for them exclusively, but with abilities to control their virtual machine setup, configuration, turn up, tear down, etc. These dedicated infrastructure environments are in the ipHouse data center. This isn’t ‘cloud computing’ as many people think of it (thanks to Amazon […]
“Linux Sucks!” from Brian Lunduke was a great presentation showing why Linux can’t hit mainstream at this point in time. He does this without creating offense or alienating his audience.
Virtualization, one of the buzzwords flying around the Internet today, is a method of running separate servers (guests) with separate operating systems on shared physical hardware (the host). I wrote a quick summary back in February, 2009 that should help give some context. Here at ipHouse, we have chosen to use VMware for our virtualization products. We chose VMware because […]
Why virtualize? Better yet, why use virtualized server services for your business? I’ll try to answer that question in this blog post, though from a service provider point of view, but I’ll try to remove my bias where feasible. Summary: For many business needs, a virtualized server on a hosting providers infrastucture is very cost effective, very secure, and highly […]