By Laura on Jun 03, 2008
Imagine if the configuration and software distribution within your datacenter was as simple as upgrading the firmware on your consumer device. Sun's Project Live\* [Live-Star] bridges the simplicity and ease-of-use of the firmware model with the modularity and customizability necessary in multi-purpose, multi-vendor systems.
Manczak and Stern discuss the issues leading to the creation of Project Live Star including:
- The importance of simplicity and reproducibility of device behaviors – for the end user as well as vendors dealing with product support.
- Rapidly and repeatedly building out similar “instances” in the datacenter with only minor variation among them.
- Configuring datacenter servers over time
- How Live\* addresses a datacenter buildout of thousands of machines
- Getting the entire stack to work with multiple components from multiple vendors or open source teams
- Making an underlying operating system look like firmware and packages running on it look like personalization
- Target audience
Tune in to this latest version of Innovating@Sun to hear about how Project Live\*'s new system of software delivery makes it easier to use, more reproducible, and easier to debug – thereby reducing costs in the datacenter. For up-to-date details on Project Live\*, visit the Sun Labs site and click on “Projects”.