Virtual Iron announced the general availability of its platform, VFe, which allows data centers to create virtual computing platforms that combine virtualization, clustering and provisioning technologies with policy-based system management in an integrated system. Virtual Iron works by seeing available hardware, disk I/O and network I/O devices as resources that can be allocated dynamically based on demand. VFe allows up to ten operating systems to run concurrently on a physical processor, a single operating system to span 16 processors or any combination in between, all sharing the same physical resources. These resources then can be provisioned automatically based on policies, thereby reducing latency and manual intervention. The VFe platform includes data center management capabilities that allow users to apply policy-based management toward provisioning and managing third-party virtual servers, including Xen. To this end, the Xen virtual machine monitor management module is included as a standard part of the Virtual Iron platform.
Scalix Corporation released Scalix Community Edition, a free, unlimited-use version of its e-mail and calendaring software. Community Edition includes a full version of Scalix's server and Scalix Web Access (SWA), a cross-browser, cross-platform Web client with integrated personal calendaring and address book capabilities. SWA works with IE, Mozilla or Firefox on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and UNIX desktops. Community Edition offers support for POP/IMAP e-mail clients, a GUI-installation wizard and Web-based administration console, a scripting environment as well as command-line access, complete documentation and community support through the Scalix Community Forum. Fee-based technical support is available from Scalix as well. Community Edition also comes with five free Scalix Enterprise Edition user licenses and is fully compatible with Enterprise Edition.
Scalix Corporation, 1400 Fashion Island Boulevard, Suite 602, San Mateo, CA 94404, 650-931-9400, www.scalix.com.
Equilibrium MediaRich Server for Linux is server-based media templating software that automates image production and enables the dynamic delivery of digital media assets to the Web, mobile devices and print. For on-line retailers, MediaRich provides dynamic zoom and pan templates that generate product image derivatives from a single source image on the fly. MediaRich generates and displays crisp text and graphic elements onto an image or multiple images for dynamic product merchandising and text-graphics localization. Pre-press production houses can automate large amounts of CMYK conversions, dpi adjustments and scaling requests. MediaRich supports many popular file formats as well as loading, saving and merging IPTC, Exif and XMP metadata.
Equilibrium, 3 Harbor Drive, Suite 100, Sausalito, CA 94965, www.equilibrium.com.
ProjectForum offers shared Web-based work spaces that provide a central place to collect, manage and discuss topics and work relating to a shared project. ProjectForum offers full version control, group project support, multiple authentication options, image and file management, page templates, SSL, full branding support and multiple forums for meeting. ProjectForum is available either as a fully managed hosted service or as software that can be downloaded and run in-house. Versions are available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other UNIXes, while users of the software need only a standard Web browser. New features for version 4.5 include RSS feeds for every page in the forum, which complements the existing per-forum RSS feeds. RSS feeds also can be directly included in ProjectForum pages. Also new is the option to allow forum changes to be broadcast by e-mail.
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