Interview: Open source success through cloud and HPC platforms

In this interview, Sun’s vice president of Americas systems practice, Marc Hamilton, states that Sun is better placed than rival vendors to weather the current economic turmoil:

“Over the past three to four years, customers realised that there were fewer and fewer applications that needed proprietary systems or mainframes that could not also use HPC clusters for the same purpose. Sun initially missed out on part of that, but the opportunity is not just around faster computers, but also networking and storage. People still go out and buy expensive proprietary storage: x86-based server clusters, disk drives and RAM, and pay for proprietary software for Raid and backups. We say that all of those storage features can be implemented on HPC servers with open-source operating systems and Flash disk technology, with storage services wrapped in.” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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