Sun Snaps Up Aduva Patch Manager

Sun Microsystems reaches an agreement to acquire Linux and Solaris patch management software company Aduva. (Linux-Watch)

Sun Microsystems announced this week that it has reached an agreement to acquire Linux and Solaris patch management software company Aduva.

Aduvas technology enables businesses to automate patch and dependency management for Solaris and Linux servers.

Aduva can be used both by small businesses with a handful of servers, and by data centers with hundreds or thousands of servers.

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Unlike other patch management programs, Aduvas OnStage does more than simply coordinate and automate patch updates. Instead, it relies on a knowledge base, which consists of software dependency rules.

These rules, in turn, come from Aduvas 7x24 Automated Certification Lab. The Lab generates real-world dependency rules for thousands of authenticated Linux and Solaris components.

By continuously running automated tests between components across the deployment to production life cycle, components and dependency rules are created. This gives system administrators a tool that enables them to deploy just the right mix of updates for their particular production environment.

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