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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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Puppet Fundamentals Training (26th till 28th of May)

April 30, 2015 by ofadmin

2015-05-26 09:00
2015-05-28 17:00

Open-Future invites  you at our in-house "Puppet Fundamentals Training". This training will be given by our certified puppet specialist.

This training course replaces the former Puppet Master course. The class teaches students a best practice approach to managing their infrastructure using.

Puppet IT automation software, including:

  • Developing modules/classes on a system that represent target systems.
  • Using Puppet Apply to test and iterate modules.
  • Placing modules on the Puppet Master.
  • Declaring appropriate classes in node definitions.
  • Triggering a Puppet run using the Live Management GUI
  • Collecting and analyzing results in the Enterprise Console


This course has no prerequisites, but to complete the course successfully attendees need to have at least the equivalent experience of a junior Unix/Linux administrator.

Course Objectives/Goals:

After completing this course, students will be able to deploy basic system configurations using Puppet IT Automation software in a Master/Client configuration.

This course is also a preparation for the 'Puppet Professional Certification' exam.

Target Audience (Who should attend):

The target audience for this course includes newer members at an organization already using Puppet, or experienced sysadmins wanting to bring Puppet into their team as a new solution.

Topics are covered over 3 days. Sessions will mix theory and practice, balancing 50% lecture with 50% hands-on exercises.

When :
May 26-28, 2015

Bacula is calling All University IT Departments!

February 27, 2015 by ofadmin

A one-time offer to avoid data volume price traps and transform to a high performance backup environment.

With Bacula System's Universities Data Backup Initiative you can now drastically reduce data backup costs and support time, despite your increasingly diverse technology environment! Bacula System's low-cost, predictable pricing model means you can relax... and let your data grow.

“We feel so reassured by Bacula Systems that we will now migrate everything else to Bacula Enterprise Edition” - Thomas Nau, University of Ulm

“Bacula Enterprise has saved my time to focus on other work. It's reliable, stable and capable ” - Seowon Jung, Systems Administrator, University of Hawaii at Manoa

University, Higher Education and Research Institutions across the USA, Canada and Europe are rapidly adopting Bacula to modernize their backup and restore environments, cut costs and significantly increase security.

“Bacula’s scalability in terms of clients is very impressive. We also appreciate Bacula System’s subscription-based pricing model, which allows us to pay a reasonable price on a yearly basis – and we value the excellent support!” Dr. Andreas Gerdes, Leibniz University IT Services, Hannover, Germany

“Since using Bacula, the amount of time we have to spend taking care of backup and restore has been cut by almost 60%. It can do recoveries very easily. I really like Bacula Enterprise Edition…” Ed Evans, Computer Systems Manager, Texas A&M University

Make your own tour into Endian Switchboard GUI

January 19, 2015 by ofadmin


Make your own tour into Endian Switchboard GUI
See the Endian Switchboard technology in action! Following a short introduction to the product you will be taken though several use case scenarios to illustrate how the Switchboard can increase efficiency as well as greatly improve the user experience.
See for yourself the difference this product can make for your entire organization!

Bacula Administrator I Training (13th till 15th of January)

January 7, 2015 by ofadmin

Next week we have our first Bacula Administrator I course. What can you expect from this course:

  • Obtain the Bacula code
  • Build, install and configure Bacula on your own system
  • Design and run a backup scheme
  • Configure backup jobs for disks and auto-changers
  • Diagnose and debug problems
  • Learn to monitor day-to-day operations
  • Set up and perform restore operations

More information you can find over here:

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