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.