Why Joyent moving to Sun Niagra servers and OpenSolairs

Posted on in Categories FreeBSD, Links, Linux, Solaris, UNIX last updated June 24, 2006

This is a great read about how they are moving to Sun Niagra server and open Solairs from DELL+FreeBSD/Linux combination!

FTA, “…Start with a few white box PCs built from spare parts, add a distribution of Linux, sprinkle in some great search technology, wave of the hand and capital and voila: you have a data-center down by the river …

Oh, and hardware? The new(ish) Sun Niagra servers are practically the size of a 17 inch laptop and much more interesting. They provide 4-5 times the compute power of a comparable Dell server and use far less power. And heat? It’s getting cold in here…

So we woke up. Joyent has begun to use Sun technologies in a number of ways. We’ve been aggressively replacing our Dell hardware running FreeBSD and Ubuntu with a combination of Sun Opteron and UltraSparc servers running OpenSolaris…”

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

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