Issue #10 August 2005

From the Inside

In the news

Whitepapers and case studies

Get the insight you need to guide you on your next Linux project. Our whitepapers are written by Red Hat experts and respected industry analysts like IDC. They provide in-depth analysis on a range of topics including migration, security, and e-commerce. It's required reading for anyone considering open source technology. And it's free. All you have to do is register.

Case study: Travel booking website chooses Red Hat Enterprise Linux over Microsoft
Wotif.com, founded in 2000, is Australia's leading last-minute accommodations website and the global specialist in its field. In 2002, Wotif.com was essentially a Microsoft shop. Wotif.com was having enormous issues with performance, scalability, and system availability because of 80-100% yearly growth. They decided that Wotif.com's overall architecture needed a solution that was scalable, open source, and UNIX-like. Buy-in and support from tier-one vendors like Oracle was also essential. The platform that best met these needs was Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read
Red Hat Enterprise Linux powers Argentinian transplant database
Instituto Nacional Central Unico Coordinador de Ablacione Implante (INCUCAI) is a decentralized body of the Department of Health in Argentina that regulates and oversees the procurement and transplant of organs and tissues throughout the country. In 2003, they started renovating the IT environment, replacing outdated systems, and creating a large modular system based on web applications. The underlying operating system had to offer the highest levels of reliability, support, and security. In January 2005 the system was updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read
Randstad creates centralized architecture with help from Red Hat
With more than 2,000 offices and 12,000 employees across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, and the US, Randstad Holding is one of the largest temporary and contract staffing companies in the world. Randstad needed to centralize and consolidate a disparate administrative as well as ensure system stability and flexibility. Randstad and Red Hat worked together to implement a solution in an "incredibly short" time frame, according to Hidde Fennema, ICT project manager at Randstad. Read
Deploying Oracle® Database 10g on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux has become the optimal platform for the deployment of high performance, low-cost Oracle database solutions. This whitepaper examines the partnership between Red Hat and Oracle that led to these results and discusses the capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, released in February 2005. Register and download
Solaris 10 and Linux 2.6: An analysis of two strategies for enterprise operating systems
Author: Evan Bauer, Pricipal Research Fellow, Robert Frances Group. This paper requires registration. Register and download

Global events

Check the list to see if Red Hat is coming to a city near you.

Free Seminars: OpenPower Linux Seminars for Solaris Clients
This summer and fall
Various locations around the world
Red Hat and IBM are sponsoring a free worldwide seminar for customers and business partners on the business and technical benefits of migrating from Solaris to Linux on OpenPower. Learn more and register
HP Technology Forum 2005
September 12-15, 2005 (postponed)
New Orleans, LA
Our heartfelt thoughts are with all of the people in the Mississippi Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Katrina. In light of the damage to New Orleans, we are rescheduling the 2005 HP Technology Forum, originally scheduled for September 12-15 in New Orleans. We are working diligently to determine a time in the fall when we can host the conference. New details for the conference will be announced by September 9, 2005. When new conference details are available, you will have ample time to assess your schedule and make a decision on your attendance. Learn more
Oracle Open World 2005
September 17-22, 2005
San Francisco, CA
Information empowers, and Oracle Open World promises to be the event to get connected, inspired, and started. This year it's in San Francisco from September 17 - 22 in the Moscone Center. Red Hat will be an exhibitor at Oracle Open World 2005. Come learn why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the best OS choice to run commodity hardware in a scale-out environment. Learn more and register
FUDCon London 2005
October 6, 2005
London, England
FUDCon London 2005, the third gathering of Fedora Users and Developers, will be held at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo UK, on the 6th of October in London, UK. FUDCon will feature presentations from prominent members of the Fedora Project, both from Red Hat and from the Fedora community. Attendance is free to anyone attending LinuxWorld UK. Learn more and register