Former President Nixon would have balked at Enkive, a new open-source e-mail archiving and retrieval application from The Linux Box. That's because Enkive captures e-mail messages as they arrive or are sent to ensure they are retained before a worker can delete them in an e-mail client. This feature helps organizations address the issues of compliance with laws and regulations governing communications, as well as litigation support. It permits recovery of e-mail in full support of an organization's retention policies. In addition, storage costs are reduced by eliminating the capture of redundant messages and attachments.
The team at RackForce has announced availability of ddsCloud Enterprise, an enterprise-level hosted private cloud solution. RackForce describes ddsCloud Enterprise as a fully virtualized network, storage and compute capacity in an on-demand model that utilizes best-in-class technologies from Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and VMware. Built on RackForce's new state-of-the-art GigaCenter infrastructure, the firm says the results are “unprecedented scalability, flexibility and greenness”. ddsCloud Enterprise leverages virtualization and unified fabric to combine computing, network and storage into one seamless system. When compared with previous computing models, RackForce asserts that it has seen deployment times reduced by 85%, customer costs by up to 30% and a carbon footprint merely 1/50th the size of other cloud offerings located in conventional North American data centers.
The editorial duo of Erik Hatcher and Otis Gospodnetic has updated the book Lucene in Action from Manning Publications to a new 2nd edition. The 500-pager is touted as the definitive guide to Lucene, an open-source, highly scalable, super-fast search engine that developers can conveniently integrate into applications. Since the first edition, Lucene has grown from a nice-to-have feature into an indispensable part of most enterprise apps. The book explores how to index documents; introduces searching, sorting and filtering; and covers the numerous changes to Lucene since the first edition. All source code has been updated to current Lucene 2.3 APIs.
Publisher Wiley calls A History of International Research Networking “the first book written and edited by the people who developed the Internet”, and it covers the history of creating universal protocols and a global data transfer network. Editors Howard Davies and Beatrice Bressan, two veterans of the CERN particle physics research lab, are two of many insiders who contribute with perspectives never before published on the historic, technical development of today's indispensable Internet.
The company cPacket is now marketing the cVu320G network appliance, a solution for data centers, service providers and telecommunications that enables on-demand capacity management, resource allocation and real-time troubleshooting of bursts and spikes. The cVu320G provides complete packet inspection filtering, flexible traffic aggregation, selective duplication and flow-based load balancing, as well as granular, wire-speed performance monitoring for 32 10-Gigabit links. cPacket's rationale for the application is threefold: first, today's data centers struggle with the growing stampede to 10 Gigabit and the increasing virtualization of platforms and services; second, monitoring tools have not kept pace with these developments, and, as a consequence, data centers are being overwhelmed with huge volumes of complex traffic, which they no longer have the visibility to control; and third, the consequences include intermittent and frequent congestion, performance degradation and major service disruptions to end users that are becoming increasingly common. The solution is based on cPacket's unique, 20-Gigabit “complete packet inspection” chips and Marvell's 10-Gigabit Prestera switch.
With the introduction of the NT20E2 Capture adapter and NT20E2 In-line adapter products, Napatech recently unveiled what it calls “the world's first 2x10 Gbps Intelligent Real-time Network Analysis adapters”. Napatech has positioned the NT20E2 In-line for applications that require both capture and transmit in real time, such as intrusion prevention systems and policy enforcement applications operating at 10Gbps line-speed. The former is complemented by the NT20E2 Capture adapter, which provides full 20Gbps packet capture throughput over the PCI-Express Gen 2 bus. The NT20E2 is drop-in-compatible with existing NT20E cards and is supported by the same driver software as other Napatech network adapters on Linux, FreeBSD and Windows.
A big welcome to the Linux family is in order for Synaptics, whose Gesture Suite Linux (SGS-L) for its TouchPads is now available on a number of Linux variants. The solution allows OEMs that offer Linux-based solutions to provide their users “a powerful and intuitive way to be more productive and interactive with their Linux-based notebook systems”. SGS-L supports a wide range of pointing enhancements and gestures, including two-finger scrolling, PinchZoom, TwistRotate, PivotRotate, three-finger flick, three-finger press, Momentum and ChiralScrolling. It is provided free of charge to Synaptics OEM/ODM partners when ordered with Synaptics TouchPad and ClickPad products.
Application developers seeking two essential things—better use of the processing power of multicore computer systems and an easy way to migrate existing applications to multiprocessor architectures—can go and get the Numerical Algorithms Group's NAG Library for SMP and Multicore. The company points out how mathematical and statistical algorithms optimized for performance on multicore architectures have become key to progress in various aspects of technical application development and computationally intensive problem solving. The library contains more than 1,600 routines, including more than 100 new ones for this release.
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