Re: siteROCK looking for Debian / Linux specialists (Bay Area)
On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> Oww. Need to talk with our Marketing dep. Thanks.
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, David Schweikert wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 08:54:43AM -0800, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > > siteROCK is the company specializing in reliability and performance of
> > > e-commerce sites (http://www.siterock.com)
> > >
> > > We need both system administrators and linux developers to develop our
> > > service offering further. We do not sell software we sell IT services and
> > > are committed to an open source approach.
> > Really?
> > Let me quote your http://www.siterock.com/services/index.html:
> > "Through our proprietary Web Service Interface, siteROCK's services can be
> > customized on demand."
> > You even use the word "proprietary" as a feature description :-(
There are some parts of the product that are proprietary and will likely
remain that way. There is a CONSIDERABLE portion that is not. Most of the
network monitoring tools ... the data collection parts of it are not. A
good deal of the user interface stuff is built with commercial software
that we could not release the source for if we had it.
I >*THINK<* the Web Service Interface is built with tools from Remedy. For
the actual data collection we use a lot of open source stuff. Christoph
can attest to the fact that we have deployed a bunch of Debian units both
internally and at customer sites for data collection as well as providing
many of SiteROCK's core infrastructure services with Debian.
One reason we started with some proprietary stuff is timing. We had
immediate customer needs that could be met with off-the-shelf products. I
think siteROCK would LOVE to replace these things with Open Source
alternatives, the problem is human bandwidth. That is why Chistoph posted
here. We need the people to do it.