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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.☺

The Zarafa Tour - the Netherlands

July 18, 2014 by ofadmin

Interact with groupware visionaries. Experience hands on training. See proven customer case studies. Network with industry peers. Attend classroom-style learning sessions. Participate in one-on-one’s with Zarafa’s technical and business experts. The Zarafa Tour 2014 key features:
  • New thinking and idea exchange
  • Real-world perspectives in a local setting
  • Zarafa use cases and scenarios to support customer pain points
When: 18 September 2014   Please find more information on the zarafa tour 2014 website    

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. 

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. 

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