Wednesday Sep 23, 2009

Community Equity: Facebook for Enterprise


Social capital is the currency of online communities. Those with the most friends, blog readers, or Twitter followers are the richest—enjoying the finest of online perks and delicacies like celebrity, notoriety, and above all influence—while those with only a passing level of participation lay bereft on the outskirts of the social media circle. The more valuable the content you produce is, the higher your personal stock rises; the greater the exchange of ideas, the richer the community becomes.

Peter Reiser is capitalizing on this concept with Community Equity 2.0, a Java-based social value system that measures and evaluates one's online social capital, or equity. Community Equity goes beyond a simple structuring of people and their online content. Community Equity performs complex calculations of one's participation and contribution levels, the ultimate goal being to drive the adoption of content and ideas, providing an ideal platform for corporate communities.

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Wednesday Jul 09, 2008

Just a Bunch of Disks (JBOD) - Introducing the Sun Storage J4000

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Reliability is key in your storage device; it can make the difference between compliance and a multi-million dollar lawsuit in some cases. With the failure rate of layers of a storage device being almost a certainty at a network scale, it is more critical than ever to employ technology that can intelligently identify bytes of data and maintain their integrity throughout the data management process.

That's the driving force behind the development of the Sun Storage J4000 family array (aka JBOD for Just A Bunch Of Disks), with more value being placed on general purpose software running on industry-standard architecture and JBODs than ever before. As Bill Moore (photo), Chief Engineer of Systems Storage Group, points out in his interview with Hal Stern, VP of Global Systems Engineering, in this edition of Innovating@Sun, "the true value is in the software, software like ZFS and Solaris, that will be able to take advantage of the capabilities of the general purpose compute and make what people used to think as 'oh, yawn, another JBOD' into something that would be even more powerful and more reliable than your typical storage array is today."

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