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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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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:

Get 20% discount on the upcoming Puppet trainings in January 2015

January 7, 2015 by ofadmin

Are you ready for an overdose of Configuration Management and Open Source ?

Traditionally, the beginning of every year is always very busy for Open Source addicts and Configuration Management believers.  First we do have a Puppet Camp@ Amsterdam, on 27th of January, as a warming up. The schedule of that event can be found here :

Next event is of course FOSDEM, which will take place on 31th January & 1 February 2015, at the Solbosch campus of the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) (

Every Open Source addict has probably heard of this great event, and at least added a visit on her or his 'wish list' of events to attend.  With a schedule of 260 speakers, 271 events, and 43 tracks, it is indeed a very hard task to choose the talks and events to attend.  And if visiting FOSDEM, don't forget to visit the Puppet Users Group Stand for some goodies and a chat.  The FOSDEM schedule can be found here :

Still not getting enough ?  Right after FOSDEM, we have  Again a lot of knowledge is offered to be absorbed by you. A schedule of the devroom, talks and workshops will be released soon, so please check the website regularly.

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

October 23, 2014 by ofadmin

2015-01-26 09:00
2015-01-28 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 :
January 26-28, 2015

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