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27 posts from October 2010

Wikimedia chooses Ubuntu for all of its servers

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Background Most people with a passing acquaintance with a browser or Google search know Wikipedia, the web-based encyclopedia spanning topics from the ridiculous to the sublime. Want Britney Spear’s bio? It’s there. Want a quick briefing …

The weird and wonderful world of Latin Extended B

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Below, Amelie Bonet from the Dalton Maag design team shares her thoughts: Latin Extended B is a block (0180-024F) within the Unicode standard. With its utterly mundane name no-one would guess the wealth of shapes and …

Wavesat uses Bazaar Version Control to increase developer productivity

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Summary As a leading provider of wireless solutions to global telecommunication carriers and device manufacturers, Wavesat runs a tight schedule of multiple projects. Despite their many years of experience successfully bringing leading edge solutions to market …

The UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital maximise resources with standardised infrastructure

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Canonical partner Fry-IT implements a high-performing infrastructure based on Ubuntu Server Edition The UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital wanted to replace the disparate server infrastructure on which their joint website was …

Oakland University replaces UNIX with Ubuntu

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Company overview Oakland University, a state-supported college in Rochester, Mich., teaches some 18,000 students across its liberal arts, business administration, health sciences, engineering and computer science schools. The 3,000-student School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), …

Metal Sales deploys mission-critical servers five times faster with Ubuntu

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

US-based Metal Sales Manufacturing needed to upgrade its server infrastructure so that it could accelerate processes, integrate new applications and scale to meet future requirements. The company needed to implement a cost-effective solution that could improve …

Landscape contributes to the doubling of Context Media’s advertising performance

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Chicago-based company Context Media builds waiting room TV networks that help healthcare professionals educate and inspire their patients as they make crucial decisions about their lifestyle and clinical treatment. IT is critical to the company. Context …

Emphony Technologies achieves 100 per cent uptime with Ubuntu

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

New business Emphony Technologies needed to implement a cost-effective, reliable and available IT infrastructure. It wanted to introduce a server environment on which its infrastructure that project management applications and common workloads could both run. The …

Chicago-based financial services company chooses Ubuntu and cuts server infrastructure by 70 per cent

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Financial services company Equitec was running its mission-critical, proprietary trading software on 100 Windows-based servers. After experiencing a series of performance issues, the company decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Now Equitec can run its …

Film site reduces upgrade times from days to minutes

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Kinopoisk (http://www.kinopoisk.ru/), a Russian film website similar to IMDb, needed to implement a new server infrastructure that would simplify maintenance and scale to meet its future requirements. After testing a range of server technologies, the company …

Ubuntu is the open source platform of choice for Oxford Archaeology

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Out with the proprietary software and in with open source. Moving to Ubuntu is proving to be an excellent decision by Oxford Archaeology. Background Oxford Archaeology, as its name implies, is no high-tech newbie. The company, …

PlusServer deploys Landscape Dedicated Server and achieves a rapid return on investment

By Canonical, 4 October 2010

Summary German hosting provider PlusServer AG runs 70 per cent of its internal systems and 15 per cent of customer servers on Ubuntu. To reduce time spent on routine maintenance and improve control over updates, the …