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Top 10 Open-Source Server Technologies You Need to Know

Feb 19, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

"If you think open-source server technologies are limited to Linux distributions, think again. Although these software projects pair well with Linux, it isn't an integral part of any of the 10 listed. Open-source software no longer refers to a Linux-only environment. In fact, open source now crosses all operating system boundaries, so much so, that Microsoft launched its own open-source laboratory called Port 25, and it is a platinum-level sponsor of the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco. To introduce you to 10 hot server-oriented open-source technologies you need to know, I compiled a diverse list of projects and applications for you to discover and explore. Many of these products are free of cost or close to it.

"1. Zenoss

"Zenoss is an open-source IT Management suite. You can observe and monitor your entire network using Zenoss. It consists of an alert console, network discovery, performance monitoring, service monitoring and inventory modules. It is enterprise-ready, free, easy to install and maintain, and modular through ZenPacks."

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