EVENT: SolarWinds Technology Preview Day on board the HMS Belfast in London

We have exciting news of an event on board the HMS Belfast for the IT Management community.

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Iconic HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge

Join SolarWinds and Interactive Ideas on Friday 8th February on board the iconic British battleship HMS Belfast, to explore the new and exciting additions to SolarWinds’ Award-Winning IT Management solutions.

In this FREE Technology Preview Day, you will discover how to leverage SolarWinds to overcome the most complex challenges affecting your IT department:

  • Learn all about the new SolarWinds developments, and get a sneak peek into some of the upcoming features and releases happening this year!
  • Hear how the University of Warwick has solved their IT management challenges, whilst generating greater Return on Investment with SolarWinds.
  • Explore the technology in a live demo environment, with a team of SolarWinds System Engineers on-hand to demonstrate key features and answer your questions.

As a special promotion, everybody that attends will receive a 25% SolarWinds discount voucher! Places are limited and we expect attendance to be high, so click here to learn more about the event and register now.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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FRESH NEWS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Beta Released

Red HatRed Hat have announced exciting news about the next beta release for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 beta release includes a broad set of updates to the existing feature set and provides rich new functionality in the areas of identity management, file system, virtualization, and storage as well as productivity tools.

Through collaboration with partners, customers and the open source community, we are committed to delivering technology that is tested and stable – including in the beta phase of development. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 demonstrates this commitment and has been designed for optimized performance, stability and flexibility to cater to today’s diverse workloads running in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Key new features and enhancement details include:

Identity Management

  • System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) enhancements improve the interoperability experience with [Microsoft Active Directory] by providing centralised identity access control for Linux/Unix clients in a heterogeneous environment.
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Performance improvements with addition of Direct I/O

File system

  • pNFS (Parallel NFS) client (file layout only) remains in technology preview, however now delivers performance improvements with the addition of Direct I/O for faster data access. This drives particular performance benefits for I/O intensive use cases including database workloads.

Virtualization

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 now includes the Microsoft Hyper-V Linux drivers, which were recently accepted by the upstream Linux community, improving the overall performance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a guest on Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Installation support for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V para-virtualization drivers. This new feature enhances the user deployment experience of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest in either of these virtualization environments.
  • In this release, KVM virtualization virtio-scsi support, a new industry storage architecture, provides industry leading storage stack scalability.

Management

  • The use of swap functionality over NFS enables more efficient read/write tradeoffs between local system memory and remote disks. This capability increases performance in very large, disk-less server farms seen in ISP and Web hosting environments.
  • Enhancement in c-groups delivers the ability to migrate multi-threaded applications without errors.
  • Optimised perf tool for the latest Intel processors

Storage

  • New system log features identify mapping from block device name to physical device identifier – allowing an administrator to easily locate specific devices as needed.

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    Now with support for newer Wacom tablets

Productivity Tools

  • Microsoft interoperability improvements with Microsoft Exchange and calendar support in Evolution. Productivity functions, such as calendar support with alarm notification and meeting scheduling is improved.
  • Customers such as animation studios and graphic design houses now have support for the newer Wacom tablets.

Through this next beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat is proud to deliver the highest quality open source enterprise platform. Red Hat looks to the community and their partners and customers for feedback to ensure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 follows this path.

Access to the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 is available here: https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/channels/Beta.do.

Learn More about Red Hat Enterprise Linux at the Optimizing IT Virtual Event on Dec 5th and 6th

Join Red Hat for the virtual event on the 5th and 6th December 2012, covering virtualization, cloud computing, storage, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Hear updates on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat CloudForms from customers, partners, and the broader Red Hat ecosystem.

JOIN ONE OF TWO LIVE SESSIONS

To better serve the Red Hat global ecosystem of partners, customers, and contributors, the live event will be hosted twice.  Sign up for the date and time that best suits you. (All registrants can access both events.)

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OPTIMIZING IT RED HAT VIRTUAL EVENT

The Optimizing IT virtual event will showcase Red Hat’s continued commitment to customer success and enterprise innovation. Join Red Hat for the virtual event covering virtualization, cloud computing, storage, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Hear updates on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat CloudForms from customers, partners, and the broader Red Hat ecosystem.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization,
  • Red Hat Storage,
  • Red Hat OpenShift,
  • Red Hat CloudForms

TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

  1. TALK TO THE PROS: Access Red Hat experts directly to collaborate and identify the best ways to optimize your IT during both live events.
  2. EASY ACCESS: Attend technology optimization sessions, product update presentations, and hear the latest enhancements from Red Hat partners—all in one place, on your time, from anywhere.
  3. COLLABORATE WITH PEERS: Collaborate and interact with other customers, partners, and accelerated IT professionals.
  4. HEAR IT HERE FIRST: Get ahead of the curve and learn all of the latest enhancements and added value available from your existing Red Hat subscriptions.
  5. BUILD YOUR PLAN: Decide which sessions are best for you and create a plan to optimize your IT.

JOIN ONE OF TWO LIVE SESSIONS

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TAKE THE POLL

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Learn how Cheshire Constabulary polices the network with dedicated monitoring and management system

Cheshire Constabulary has adopted software from SolarWinds to monitor and track the performance of its IT systems across the county.

The police force has headquarters in Winsford, between Manchester and Liverpool, and serves almost one million people in the North West.

To get the job done there are 4,000 employees across 45 sites, responsible for law enforcement for almost one million people and, as a result, there are a lot of IT systems and a lot of room for error.

“Prior to having a dedicated monitoring and management system, we found – more often than not – that our customers told us we had IT issues before we knew,” said Chris Newton, network and storage manager for Cheshire Constabulary.

The force was originally using HP Systems Insight Manager to try to keep on top of the performance of its servers and storage deployments, with the addition of Link Analyst for watching the network. However, it felt having two separate systems made the large-scale job more difficult.

Monitoring network performance

Newton was also looking for something he considered to be “proactive”, giving the ability to see and rectify bottlenecks in the infrastructure rather than reacting to issues once they had already happened.

SolarWinds NPM Intuitive LUCID Web Interface

“We wanted to have a single product that could monitor all the different aspects of our infrastructure,” he said.

Cheshire Constabulary decided on SolarWinds’ Network Performance Monitor (NPM) tool after viewing the free online demos the company prides itself on.

Read the full article on ComputerWeekly.com

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Does Open Source Hold The Keys To Innovation In Government?

A new narrative is emerging in government innovation and it goes something like this: Truly great leaps in innovation are almost never possible with monolithic, proprietary approaches to software development, and many small innovations, when taken together, often lead to large, game-changing paradigms.

That was the message delivered by both government and private sector IT professionals at the Red Hat Government Symposium on Oct. 23. The event, sponsored by Red Hat Inc. focused on the importance of transparency, open sharing, and collaboration to the success of the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative, as well as how open source software can help agencies accomplish their missions in a time of dwindling resources.

“When it comes to the questions of innovation, one of the most profound things that we have seen in the world of open source [software] is the power of incremental innovation versus the traditional big-bang theory of innovation,” said Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat (pictured right.)

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Join Red Hat TechXperts for a FREE Technical Workshop to explore Red Hat Storage Server 2.0

Join Red Hat TechXperts for a FREE Technical Workshop on Tuesday 6th November, at Red Hat’s London office.

In this hands-on technical session you will explore Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 – the new and exciting storage solution from Red Hat; and discover how you can leverage the technology within your own organisation.

  • Explore Red Hat Storage Server 2.0. Discover how Red Hat’s open software solution for scale-out Network-Attached Storage (NAS) delivers high performance, scalable and highly available storage, to meet even the most demanding enterprise storage requirements.
  • Find out what it can really do! Understand the underlining technology and how you can integrate it within your own on-premise, cloud or hybrid environments.
  • Talk to Red Hat Solutions Architects. Run through your ideas, and get your questions answered by the experts

This is the second series of Red Hat TechXperts workshops, designed to bring together Linux users to exchange ideas and interact with new Red Hat Technologies. Places are limited and we expect attendance to be high, so learn more and register now here: http://bit.ly/QmNDqq

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