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Open-Future is driven by a team of highly motivated Linux guru's.   Every team member has his or her expertise that is constantly updated by the eagerness to learn. Together we are the driving force behind the company Open-Future.   Supported by an extensive IT Platform and Labo, we are combining each person's strengths into the machine that is Open-Future. Thus, a team with a very broad range of competences is created. The expertise of each team member is passed on to the other team members by internal training.   And as we are an OPEN Source Company, our expertise is also passed on into the open world, or community with external trainings.   Open-Future is the Belgian competence center for everything covered by "Linux & Open Source".

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Bacula Conference 2014: "What are the new things"

April 4, 2014 by ofadmin

 2 weeks ago the first Bacula Conference was organised in Berlin. The conference informed partners/users about the future of Bacula Community and Bacula Enterprise. There are great things coming up in the new releases of both versions. In this newsletter we are pointing out some of these changes.

Bacula Community
It was very quiet the last year around Bacula Community. There will be a new release at the of the month. Included is a list of what will change:

  • New website
  • Storage Daemon to Storage Daemon replication
  • New Web GUI -> Baculum
  • Restore performance improvements for hard linked files
  • Periodic statistics on running Jobs in Director status report
  • New commands introduced in bconsole
    • Status schedule
    • Restart command for failed or canceled jobs
  • New directives
    • NextPool in Job resource
    • Set bandwidth limitation bconsole
    • ...

Bacula Enterprise Edition (BEE)

Also this year we can expect a major update for Bacula Enterprise. In June version 8 will be released with improvements and also new features. 

Zabbix Conference 2014 – Join!

March 19, 2014 by ofadmin

Zabbix Conference 2014 is approaching, gaining more interest among Zabbix followers and users and, of course, collecting new registration submissions each day. While we welcome our registered attendees, for those, who are still deciding on their trip to Latvia on 12-13 of September, we would like to pay your attention on the Zabbix Conference 2014 Map, where you can find the key destinations of Zabbix conference this year. 

As always, the upcoming event will not only consist of invaluable official agenda (which will be related to scaling and high performance monitoring this year), but also will take you to the most interesting places in Latvia.☺

Cost effective infrastructure management with Ansible

March 4, 2014 by ofadmin

The increased industrialization has brought us more and more servers to manage, be it local, in the cloud, virtual or bare metal. And on the other hand,  budgets are getting tighter to stay competitive. This has pushed us, sysadmins to search for tools to help us to automate system administration tasks. This gave birth to tools like the Puppet, Chef, CFengine, Saltstack and many more.. All of them started with the same goal in mind: "To make it easier to configure and maintain as many as thousands of servers". Even when you are a small company with as much as 10 servers, you will benefit using one of those tools. 

What's collaboration?

February 17, 2014 by ofadmin

Last week Johan from Open-Future talked about Collaboration at the Zarafa event “Life Beyond Email”, the yearly Zarafa event for the Belgium Zarafa Partners and Zarafa Customers. As the title of the event suggest, it is clear that Zarafa is moving from a groupware to a collaboration platform. It all started around e-mail, calendaring and adding 'teaming' facilities. But it isn't about email and sharing calenders anymore.


But what is collaboration anyway ?

Wikipedia says “Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals.


And working together means a lot of communication between each other.


In the past we had peer to peer communication with for example a simple phone call, a conversation from person to person, IRL or using e-mail. But collaboration today is more focused on teaming. (well, we work together, don't we ?). So we extended e-mail, and created public folders, shared mailboxes and mail listings to make it possible to have access to the same information by multiple people at once. Add a calendar, a basic document management system and groupware is born.


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