There are a number of affordable NAS solutions out there that can provide relatively inexpensive network addressable storage over NFS and SMB. Using a Mac with TimeMachine, an NFS server can be configured to provide storage for all of your backups. This article will walk you through setting this up, with the assumption that you already have the NFS storage device available on your network.
Earlier this year, Oracle completed the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. In many respects, this was a pivotal moment for Silicon Valley as these two companies have played a key role in the development of UNIX server technology. Oracle has already decided to re-commercialize Sun Solaris, and now the next target could in fact be Java. How much are you willing to pay for Oracle Java?