AutoZone Runs Much of Operations on Solaris
3rd March, 2004
Of AutoZone's web-visible servers, the only machine running Linux is firefly.autozone.com, apparently the front end of an intranet connecting its retail stores that includes more than 3,000 Linux machines, according to a 1999 agreement with Red Hat in which the Linux vendor was to provide consulting and support services.
Autozone's public web site runs on Solaris, as do its training and store development extranets. AutoZone's All Data and All Data DIY sites are also hosted on Solaris. The company also runs an internal site on Windows 2000.
AutoZone's dealings with IBM were discussed in a legal filings in SCO's lawsuit against IBM, which were published on Groklaw. The post includes comments from a user identifying himself as an AutoZone technical employee, who said he was involved in its Linux installation and rebutted SCO's claims.
AutoZone is a Memphis-based auto parts chain with more than $4.5 billion in annual sales. It sells auto and light truck parts and accessories through 3,000 retail stores in the U.S> and Mexico, as well as automotive diagnostic and repair software through its network of web sites.
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Posted by Rich Miller in Around the Net
Number of sites running Windows Server 2003 overtakes NT
16th February, 2004
The number of hostnames found by the Web Server Survey running Windows Server 2003 overtook NT4 this month. We now find over 1.25M hostnames running on Windows 2003, a 283% increase since August.
Comparing the operating systems with those of September 03 shows the majority of the sites to have migrated from Windows 2000 (534K), but also 55K of the sites to have migrated from Linux, 56K from FreeBSD and 8K from Solaris, with 272K of the hostnames running Win2003 new sites not previously running a different operating system.
Posted by Mandy Davis in Around the Net
Debian Fastest Growing Linux Distribution
28th January, 2004
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The trend over the second half of 2003 and to date is as follows:
Posted in Around the Net
Interview: 1&1 Internet CEO Andreas Gauger
12th January, 2004
Posted by Rich Miller in Around the Net, Hosting, Interviews
Tim Berners-Lee knighted
31st December, 2003
Posted by Mike Prettejohn in Around the Net
Sun Discontinuing Cobalt Linux Servers
19th December, 2003
The number of sites on Cobalt has declined since August 2002, when it reached its peak of 3.1 million hostnames and 942K active sites. Our November hosting survey found Linux-Cobalt serving 871K hostnames and 527K active sites.