November 2010

Know Thy Target Audience

I have been on a quest to find the perfect iPad case/protection system. This has been no easy task, given the wide array of products out there; from very conservative looking leather folios to funky slip sleeves and everything in between. Alas, this is not a post about the destination, but that of discovery.

It's Not Easy being Green

Off I go again on a search for green hosting. You know, a way to host web sites in a way that has little or no impact to the environment.

There are companies out there that offer green hosting, others that will sell you carbon offsets and yet others that have fully embraced a low environmental impact throughout their organization. On the surface, this seems like an easy proposal, simply Google the term 'green hosting' and you'll easily find what you're looking for. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Out with Xen, in with VMware

After having such disappointing performance on our trustworthy PowerEdge 2850 running Xen on top of CentOS 5.5, I decided to see if things looked better on the other side of the VM fence with VMware's ESXi server. I have to say things are running much better.

I had a PowerEdge 1850 that hasn't been tasked yet and figured that would be a good place to start. This machine is anemic compared to the 2850 (Which is no powerhouse either)


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