System Management Suite Bridges Linux, Unix, Windows

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-02-14 Print this article Print

Xandros launches a new software suite for IT administrators that enables Windows-to-Linux server and desktop integration and management, and deployment of systems that mix Linux, Unix and Windows platforms. (DesktopLinux)

Xandros introduced Feb. 14 a new software suite for IT administrators that enables Windows-to-Linux server and desktop integration and management, and deployment of systems that mix Linux, Unix and Windows platforms, according to the company. Without "bridging tools," a company spokesperson said, a computing environment can devolve into an unmanageable and costly-to-administer set of silo infrastructure components. Many IT organizations suffer from higher administration costs and inefficient business processes through lack of integration, according to the spokesperson. "BridgeWays conjures up images of bridging an enterprises typical silo-oriented environments and single-point-solution management tools into a single-pane-of-glass management, deployment, and monitoring console, or captains bridge," said Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos.
"This connects all elements in the enterprise infrastructure in a seamless and intuitive way. This allows the enterprise infrastructure to grow in accordance with business needs, without imposing the false and forced homogeneity of a single standard. At the same time, it is managed as if it were, in fact, a single-platform-type whole," Typaldos added. Some Xandros BridgeWays integration features made their debut in the Xandros Standard Server, which debuted in last spring. These included the Managed Community and workflow-driven application dependency management tools, which aim to help prevent problems from arising. Read the full story on DesktopLinux: System management suite bridges Linux, Unix, Windows Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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