During the LinuxWorld Expo in Tokyo in May 2001, Arco Computer Products introduced DupLinux, an IDE RAID controller utility with background rebuilding and hot-pluggable drive capabilities. Designed to work with Arco's DupliDisk II IDE RAID 1 controller, users can configure, administer and rebuild their RAID array from the command line or through the X Window System. DupLinux also enables hot-plugging for hard drives.
Contact: Arco Computer Products, Inc., 3100 North 29th Court, Second Floor, Hollywood, Florida 33020, 800-458-1666 (toll-free sales), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.arcoide.com/.
Firewall-in-a-Box (FIB) is now available from EMAC, Inc. FIB is a fanless, small-footprint firewall that can securely share connections among several workstations or servers. Based on a customized Linux distribution, FIB controls data flow over an optional analog modem, cable modem or digital subscriber line. It is able to assign IP addresses dynamically to client machines (DHCP) and provides a caching DNS. FIB utilizes a low-voltage NS Geode GXLV-200 processor and a 50-watt power supply. The menu-based configuration utility is accessible via terminal or Telnet.
Contact: EMAC, Inc., 2390 EMAC Way, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, 618-529-4525, email@example.com, http://www.emacinc.com/.
Contact: PlugSys International LLC, 1636 Graff Avenue, San Leandro, California 94577, 510-352-2228, http://www.plugsys.com/.
The new Heroix eQ Management Suite, from Heroix Corporation, is infrastructure cross-platform management software that allows monitoring tens to thousands of systems. eQ capabilities include detection, notification and resolution of application, system and network problems. A purpose-built rule engine powers system monitoring and is designed to emulate human knowledge and reasoning. The eQ suite features application autodiscovery, the Express Wizard interface, emergency repair and event reporting. eQ runs on a variety of Linux, UNIX and Windows platforms.
Contact: Heroix Corporation, 120 Wells Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02459, 800-229-6500 (toll-free), http://www.heroix.com/.
Pockey Drives released a new portable storage product called the Pockey, a USB external hard disk drive that is small, fast, portable and requires no additional power supply. The palm-sized Pockey is available in 10GB and 20GB capacities and is compatible with all laptop and desktop models. A USB cable connects the Pockey to a computer that transmits all data and power. The Pockey can be hot-swapped between computers without rebooting so file sharing is easy. The dimensions are 5" x 3 ½", and the transfer rate is up to 1.5MBps.
Contact: Pockey Drives, 21356 Nordhoff Street, Suite 109, Chatsworth, California 91311, 818-717-9556, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pockeydrives.com/.
VelociGenX, from VelociGen, is a web services application development and runtime platform that uses XML technology to provide cross-platform connectivity. Companies are able to develop reusable web services that incorporate data from any source or application. Therefore, VelociGenX can wrap, link and run various XML components as meta-applications from both legacy and dynamic data sources. The meta-applications can then be run and results sent to a browser, e-mail, PDA, pager or cell phone.
Contact: VelociGen, Inc. 8380 Miramar Mall, Suite #105, San Diego, California 92121, 858-622-1164, email@example.com, http://www.velocigen.com/.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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