Dayne Sampson, a high-ranking Yahoo operations guru who's worked at other Net powers, is heading to Microsoft's Global Foundation Services group.
The search giant's online productivity application suite experiences some feature downtime for about 45 minutes, but the outage does not take documents down with it.
The search company grew a little less secretive at its Google I/O show, describing some particulars of its mammoth infrastructure of software and hardware.
Josh Lowensohn spends the afternoon at Google's headquarters and discovers some new tips and tricks for users of the Web-based office suite.
Updated kernel includes Oracle software for clustered databases, improves how OS runs on multiprocessor systems.
Database giant certifies the software company's Global File System, which up to 300 servers can share, for its database products.
Among other features, the free Linux package comes with the Xen virtualization software and version 4 of GCC.
New software for creating communal storage is part of strategy to expand beyond core operating system business.
Sistina, a Minneapolis start-up that sells software to let computers store files across a host of computers instead of on a single machine, has named Joaquin Ruiz vice president of marketing and product development, the company said Tuesday. Ruiz previously worked for storage networking start-up Nishan Systems, where he was an early employee and director of product marketing. Ruiz is replacing David Sass, who left Sistina several months ago. Sistina also announced last week that its file system works with Oracle's 9i RAC database software, which uses several smaller servers instead of one larger one and therefore benefits from a file system such as Sistina's GFS. GFS competes with products from Veritas Software, IBM and others.