By Stewart Townsend on Jan 29, 2009
Today business is increasingly done on the Web, and thousands of new people, applications, and services are coming online daily. In fact, Wiki pages, mashups, social networking sites, and online stores are at the forefront of Web 2.0 technologies. As more companies, services, and sites go online and gain in popularity, enterprises must deal with the massive increases in data, as well as collected community knowledge and shared information.
When information is readily available and secure, it can help make the organization smarter, and more effective at solving business challenges. As a result, efficient and flexible environments that can scale and adapt, deploy new services quickly, and keep valuable information safe are paramount.
To support this effort, Web 2.0 companies need easy access to an open, integrated platform that can help developers build and deploy high-performance, reliable Web services and applications fast. By using a complete SAMP (Solaris™ Operating System (OS), Apache, MySQL™ database, Perl) application stack along with high-performance servers and storage systems, organizations are better positioned to create environments that are capable of supporting rapidly evolving, high traffic Web sites.