Aduva, Inc. introduced Aduva Manager, an internet-based service that automates Linux system management by addressing issues such as upgrades, patches and new hardware and software installations for system reliability and compatibility verification. The downloadable client maintains a local current inventory of all components in the user's system, then updates the user with relevant developments. Features include scheduled actions support, critical issue alerts, encrypted connections and automatic management corrections. Aduva Manager is available 24/7 from the Aduva servers and is offered free of charge to noncommercial users.
Contact: Aduva, Inc., 2595 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, California 94303, 650-858-8650, email@example.com, http://www.aduva.com/.
The ZL-330 by Zapex Technologies is an MPEG-2/Dolby encoder for satellite, video server, Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) and cable applications. This encoder simultaneously compresses video and audio into MPEG-2 and Dolby digital streams, then mulitplexes them into a single transport stream. The ZL-330 performs all encoding functions and can be integrated with interface cards such as SMPTE-310, TCP/IP or DVB-ASI. General availability of the ZL-330 begins in early May.
Contact: Zapex Technologies, Inc., 2432 Charleston Road, Mountain View, California 94043, 650-930-1300, http://www.zapex.net/.
To help solve the problem of large distributed environments interacting in real time with comprehensive relational database stores, Rogue Wave Software, Inc. announced a Large-Scale Objects Solution. The Solution is designed to persist objects within relational databases over large, widely dispersed applications. Features include robust object applications (including object persistence mechanisms that respect existing relational models) and transaction journaling to ensure data integrity. Consulting services are available to accompany this Solution.
Contact: Rogue Wave Software, Inc., 5500 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, Colorado 80301, 800-487-3217 (toll free), http://www.roguewave.com/.
The briQ, a PowerPC-based network appliance computer, has been released by Total Impact. Measuring 5.74 inches wide, 1.625 inches tall and 8.9 inches deep, and weighing 1.85 pounds, the briQ provides developers with a production-ready engine suited for insertion into an industry standard half-height drive bay. The briQ uses either PowerPC G3 or G4 processors and is customizable for applications and products such as firewalls, routers, security devices and web servers. Some of the included specifications include 1MB of L2 cache, 100MHz 64-bit system bus, up to 512MB of SDRAM, dual 10/100 base Ethernet support, up to 40GB hard drive, RS-232 interface, low-power requirements and remote management.
Contact: Total Impact, Inc., 295 Willis Avenue, Suite E, Camarillo, California 93010, 805-987-8704, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.totalimpact.com/.
Zend Technologies introduced a PHP technology product line targeting the enterprise PHP market, all available through their on-line subscription service. Products include: Zend Cache, a customizable script-caching module that stores an intermediate code version in the server's memory; Encoder Unlimited, which allows increased web site security and distribution without revealing source code by creating a platform-independent binary file; Zend IDE, a suite of tools for remote debugging, text editing and PHP and HTML highlighting; Zend LaunchPad, which provides quality-assured, updated PHP downloads through a GUI module; and On-line Service Support, a dedicated, web-enabled application available 24/7. Subscriptions are available in commercial and noncommercial versions.
Contact: Zend Technologies Ltd., PO Box 3619, Ramat Gan 52136, Israel, 877-ZEND-USA (toll free), email@example.com, http://www.zend.com/.
An Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) chip set from Agere Systems for residential gateway, home networking and PC equipment is now available. The new offering consists of a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) ADSL network interface card, based on one of Agere's DSP client access chips. The chip set is placed on an interface card, which becomes a network adapter, and PC and residential gateway motherboards communicate with the DSP chip. Specialized communication functions include an adaptation layer for ATMs, network protocols including PPP over Ethernet and ATM, and segmentation and reassembly of ATM packet functions.
Contact: Agere Systems, Inc., 555 Union Boulevard, Room 30L-15P-BA, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109-3286, 800-372-2447 (toll free), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.agere.com/.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide