Aduva Announces Network-Based Service to Automate Management
of Multi-System Linux Networks
Aduva, Inc. announced the introduction of the Aduva Director,
a network-based solution that automates the system management of
multiple, networked Linux systems. The solution was designed for
multi-system, commercial Linux users regardless of installation
size or heterogeneity. According to the company, it addresses the
need for system management tasks such as upgrades, patches, and
new hardware driver and software installations to ensure system
reliability and component compatibility.
The central foundation of the Aduva Director is the Aduva Knowledge
Base, which includes conflict and dependency information on hardware
driver, software, and kernel module components for Linux systems.
This repository grows and is updated based on new products, upgrades,
patches, security notices, and other developments in the Linux community.
The Aduva Director software is installed on the system's
central administration server. A local software client is also installed
on each individual system in the network. The local software client
maintains an inventory and profile of all hardware, software, and
kernel module components and makes this information available to
notify the administration server about developments. No user configuration
information is sent to Aduva, so the solution is secure.
For more information about the Aduva Director, contact: Aduva
Inc., 2595 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303; Phone: (650) 858-8650;
Fax: (650) 858-8658; WWW: http:// www.aduva.com.
Plus Technologies Announces Enterprise Print Management Solution
Plus Technologies, the software division of Digital Controls Corporation,
announced the release of a new output management software solution
called Queue Administrator Plus (QA Plus). According to the company,
QA Plus provides an output management solution while solving the
problem of having to define and maintain printer definitions across
multiple UNIX/ Windows servers. For companies with multiple servers
and printers, QA Plus can provide a place where all printers can
be defined for all servers in the network. Additionally, QA Plus
provides an output management system that can deliver business documents
and reports to a variety of end destinations including printers,
email, fax, and Web servers.
In addition to printer administration, QA Plus can enhance printing
performance by providing delivery confirmation, thus allowing redirecting
of jobs, reprinting, restarting on any page, viewing, and secure
system access, with a job status display/monitor, for output delivery
to printers, email, fax, and Web servers.
For more information, contact: Plus Technologies, 305 S. Pioneer
Boulevard, Springboro, OH 45066; Phone: (877) 899-7587 or (513)
746-8118; Fax: (513) 743-8575; WWW: http:// www.plustechnologies.com.
BigStorage Announces Network-Attached Storage System
BigStorage Inc. announced K2 NAS, a network-attached storage device.
The K2 combines the flexibility of the Linux OS with redundancy
features at every level, including integrated network and storage
processors. The K2 NAS can be plugged into your network and be up
and running quickly. The K2's Web-based graphical interface
allows the administrator to configure and monitor the system from
any client on the network. The K2 supports Windows 98/2000, MacOS,
Linux, and UNIX. Additionally, the BigStorage K2 can easily be expanded,
according to the company. Options include additional storage units,
backup software, Gigabit Ethernet, and Fibre Channel.
For more information, contact: BigStorage, Inc., 19 Heron St.,
San Francisco, CA 94103; Phone: (415) 252-0732; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org;
TimeSys Launches Linux/RT Version 2.0
TimeSys announced TimeSys Linux/RT Version 2.0, a Linux distribution
with features to meet embedded real-time quality-of-service requirements.
TimeSys Linux/RT Version 2.0 is a QoS solution that operates within
the Linux kernel, rather than running as an additional layer beneath
Designed for a wide array of applications, including telecommunications,
automotive, defense, and embedded electronic, TimeSys Linux/RT Version
2.0 can provide real-time responses in devices that run on the Linux
operating system. For example, a Linux-based operating system may
be used to power an Internet appliance for use in the home. This
appliance can regularly be required to stream video from the Internet,
receive voice-over-IP phone calls, search the Internet, and may
be linked to a home security system. TimeSys Linux/RT Version 2.0
could allow each of these functions to take place in a predictable
window of time, allocating priority levels to the most important
functions -- in this case the home security system.
The TimeSys Resource Kernel is housed directly within the Linux
kernel, which allows standard Linux applications and device drivers
to gain real-time responsiveness and quality-of-service enhancements.
Additional TimeSys Linux/RT Version 2.0 features include:
- A fully preemptible platform
- CPU and network reservations
- Priority inheritance
- Priority ceiling protocol
- A high-resolution timer
- 256 fixed-priority levels
- Periodic thread support
- QoS guarantees
- Support for Real-Time Java
- Real-time POSIX extensions
- SMP kernel preemption support
For more information, contact: TimeSys Corporation, 4516 Henry
Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; Phone: (412) 681-6899; Fax: (412)
681-5522; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.timesys.com.
Tadpole-RDI Adds "On-Board" Video to Its Portable UNIX Servers
Tadpole-RDI, Inc., a provider of portable UNIX workstations and
servers, announced enhancements to its UltraSPARC IIiTM-driven VoyagerIIiTM
portable servers. The phone book-sized portable server will now
be shipped with an integrated audio and video capability that will
provide Tadpole customers with "on-board" video, allowing the PCI
slot to be used, for example, for dual resolution video output,
or increased Ethernet connectivity. VoyagerIIi's removable
disk capacity has also been increased to 100 GB.
The enhancements also enable Tadpole-RDI to extend compute-intensive
applications of the portable server to markets where the addition
of dual-screen monitors is necessary.
VoyagerIIi servers can be configured with features to meet the
needs of enterprise software and e-commerce application vendors.
Powered by 440-MHz UltraSPARC-IIi / 2-MB E-cache processors, standard
ECC memory is 256 MB and can be extended to 1 GB. The 2.5" disks
incorporate four high-speed Ultra-DMA controllers, each supporting
a single Ultra-IDE disk, and are arranged as two removable twin
packs. The twin packs consist of two 25-GB disks, allowing for configurations
of 50 GB or 100 GB.
VoyagerIIi servers are shipped with Solaris 7TM, 2.6, or 2.5.1
as the operating system, together with OpenWindows 3x, AutoNETTM
software tools plus NTP, NIS+, DHCP, NFS and DNS, as well as Java
tools (Java virtual machine and HotJava browser).
For more information, contact: Tadpole-RDI, 2300 Faraday Avenue,
Carlsbad, CA 92008; Phone: (760) 929-0992; Fax: (760) 931-1063;
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.tadpolerdi.com.
Gadzoox Networks Announces Axxess SAN Appliance
Gadzoox Networks, Inc., a supplier of storage networking products,
announced the general availability of its Axxess Storage Area Network
(SAN) appliance products. The Axxess SAN Appliance provides a solution
that blends disparate vendors' storage systems into a single,
scalable, and interoperable Networked Storage Pool (NSP) solution.
According to the company, Axxess is designed to enable any standard
server to share access to data on any Fibre Channel or SCSI-based
storage system anywhere in the SAN. The Axxess SAN Appliance creates
a centralized, shared, and easily managed NSP for all forms of storage.
Any server in the SAN is then able to utilize any amount of storage
on any storage device, as needed. Axxess' redundant network
topology and mirroring features facilitate uptime of data networks,
while its LAN-free backup reduces storage bottlenecks. The Axxess
SAN Appliance consists of three key elements:
- The modular, high-performance Capellix Fibre Channel SAN switch
- The Axxess engine -- the storage appliance hardware with
high-performance cache coupled with DataCore Software's storage
- Connection kits, which include Fibre Channel host bus adapter
(HBA) cards and connection software
The Axxess SAN Appliance is available in two configurations, the
Axxess 200e and 300e. The Axxess 200e was designed to take advantage
of the benefits of NSPs while providing a scalable, highly available
solution with a clear upgrade path. The Axxess 200e is offered at
a list price of $45,000. The Axxess 300e is for enterprises with
high performance requirements offering double the performance, scalability,
and more comprehensive High Availability (HA) features such as client,
switch, and Axxess Engine failover support and network volume mirroring.
The 300e is offered at a list price of $75,000. Each Axxess model
includes a Capellix Fibre Channel switch that provides the necessary
ports for connecting servers and storage.
For more information on Gadzoox Networks Axxess SAN Appliance,
contact: Gadzoox Networks, Inc., 5850 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose,
CA 95138; Phone: (408) 360-4950 or (888) 423-3222; Fax: (408) 360-4951;
PostgreSQL, Inc. Releases Open Source Replication and Database
PostgreSQL, Inc. announced the release of RServ v0.1, the Open
Source version of the eRServer utilities for PostgreSQL v7.1 along
with the first of their Conversion Utilities -- mysql2pgsql.
Both of these utilities are published under the Berkeley BSD Open
Source license. Both utilities have now been added to the open source
PostgreSQL CVS tree, and may also be downloaded directly from the
PgSQL Website at: http://www.pgsql.com/.
For more information, contact: PostgreSQL Inc., PO Box 1648,
Wolfville Nova Scotia, Canada B0P 1X0; Phone: (902) 542-0713; Fax:
(902) 542-5386; Internet: email@example.com.
PolyServe Announces Server Clustering Software
PolyServe, a provider of systems software for the Internet data
center, introduced LocalCluster Enterprise, a new high-availability
server clustering solution for data replication of Web- and IP-based
services. According to the company, LocalCluster Enterprise provides
the ability to cluster up to 10 servers, which allows IT or network
managers to create groups of servers, even heterogeneous servers,
within their organizations with full monitoring, recovery, and failover
support. The integrated data replication feature allows data in
the cluster to be automatically replicated on all servers, so users
see the same data regardless of which server is handling their requests.
LocalCluster Enterprise supports built-in service monitors for
network infrastructure applications such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, NIS,
TCP, and more. If a server or service fails, failover and recovery
policies can be defined to ensure that users continue to receive
prompt and accurate service. Customers can also build custom monitors
that trigger a failover event based on policies and tolerances designed
into the customer's script. LocalCluster Enterprise also has
the ability to customize the notification of cluster event changes.
Systems administrators can choose to be notified by email, pager,
or through network management stations via an SNMP trap mechanism.
LocalCluster Enterprise is available on Linux and will soon be
available on a other platforms, including Solaris, Windows NT, Windows
2000, and FreeBSD.
For more information, contact: PolyServe, 918 Parker Street,
Suite A14 Berkeley, CA 94710-2526; Phone: (877) 476-5973 or (510)
665-2970; Fax: (510) 649-7661; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW:
Asita Technologies Launches Line of VPN Solutions
Asita Technologies announced the launch of Asita LineSpeed, Asita's
embedded solutions that offers virtual private network throughput
and a scalable migration path for ISPs, ASPs, telcos, and Fortune
According to the company, organizations such as large enterprises,
Web hosts, and ASPs/ISPs can scale their network architecture using
asita LineSpeed at a fraction of the cost of a private network.
Asita solutions also offer a scalable architecture, reduced need
for additional network hardware, ease of management, quick deployment,
and lower total cost of ownership.
Asita offers 4 models:
- asita LineSpeed LS20 -- 20 Mbps desktop model for the branch
office or small business
- asita LineSpeed LS100/D -- 100 Mbps desktop model for the
branch office or ISP
- asita LineSpeed LS100/R -- 100 Mbps rackmount model for
the branch office or ISP
- asita LineSpeed LS200 -- 200 Mbps rackmount model for the
ISP or ASP
asita LineSpeed product features include:
VPN -- Fast Ethernet support , 1,000-40,000+ user sessions,
IPSec 3DES-CBC, DES/3DES, MD5, SHA-1, IKE key management, PPTP with
remote client access
Network Infrastructure -- LAN integration (fast Ethernet and
Gigabit Ethernet ports), NAT, PAT, failover and load balancing,
and virtual user routers.
Firewall -- Packet filtering, site/port/Web blocking, DoS
deterrence, and intrusion detection.
Policy Routing and Management -- VLANS, QoS, SLA, access control,
authentication traffic management, and rate shaping.
For more information, contact: Asita Technologies, 2301 Dupont,
Suite 440, Irvine, CA 92612; Phone: (949) 223-9600; WWW: http://www.asitatechnologies.com.
MetiLinx Launches iSystem Enterprise
MetiLinx, Inc., a provider of system optimization technology software,
announced the general release of iSystem Enterprise, a solution
for system optimization of networked server systems. According to
the company, the iSystem Enterprise solution increases the performance,
scalability, security, and reliability of networked server system
MetiLinx iSystem Enterprise is deployable on Windows NT, Linux,
UNIX, or Solaris platforms and reconciles all operating systems
and software entities by optimizing the links between them, scaling
the network solution vertically for maximum system efficiency. iSystem
Enterprise monitors each machine for available capacity and automatically
routes tasks to the most available, optimizing resources and increasing
system efficiency up to 45 percent across the entire system.
For more information, contact: MetiLinx, Inc., 1670 South Amphlett
Blvd., Suite 306, San Mateo, CA 94402; Phone: (650) 235-3500; Fax:
(650) 235-3501; WWW: http://www.metilinx.com.
Caldera Ships Caldera Volution
Caldera Systems, Inc. announced the release of Caldera Volution,
a Linux management solution that reduces the cost of implementing
and managing Linux systems. According to the company, Caldera Volution
allows administrators to use policies and profiles to manage thousands
of Linux systems, without having to individually manage or touch
each one. Volution is distribution-neutral and provides broad management
Caldera Volution is a Web-based remote management solution that
allows administrators to manage Linux systems from anywhere at anytime.
It is directory-based utilizing the strengths of LDAP directories.
Volution supports three major LDAP directories, Novell's eDirectory,
OpenLDAP, and iPlanet. OpenLDAP, and eDirectory ship with the product.
The suggested list price for Caldera Volution is $2995.
For more information about Caldera Volution, contact: Caldera
Systems, Inc., 240 West Center Street, Orem, UT 84057; Phone: (801)
765-4999; Fax: (801) 765-1313; Internet: email@example.com;