HAProxy is an open source, free, veryfast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing and proxy for TCP and HTTP-based applications. It is particularly suited for very high traffic web sites and powers quite a number of the world’s most visited ones. Over the years it has become the de-facto standard opensource load balancer, is now shipped with most mainstream Linux distributions, and is often deployed by default in cloud platforms.
following Oracle Open Word announcements, we are proud to spread the news that Oracle has launched the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, innovating with new QoS Plus software and provisioning one-click application storage.
Back in 2013 Citrix made XenServer fully open source. As part of that work the previously closed Windows drivers for paravirtual devices were opened up and made available to the community on . These drivers were still very much tied to XenServer though because of assumptions that were made about the platform and reliance on certain patches carried in the XenServer patch queues.
The other day someone asked on the #zfs IRC (irc.freenode.net) chat about using ZFS at home. As one of the early adopters, I can say it is a great idea! I've been running ZFS at home since late 2005. The first pool of "stuff" I created has been upgraded, expanded, and had its drives replaced. In 2008 I created the latest version of "stuff" as a simple mirrored pair of HDDs. The prior version of "stuff" was transferred to the 2008 pool which is still in use.