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Quick Takes: Management tool developed for RHEL

NetScout Systems Inc. released an all-in-one application and network management appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, leading off this week's edition of Quick Takes. Also included are items from Scalix Corp., LiveTime Software Inc. and TimeSys Corp.

Network, application management appliance built for Linux

NetScout Systems Inc., based in Westford, Mass., announced this week that it had developed a version of its nGenius Express network and application performance management appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The appliance includes nGenius Performance Manager 2.0.1 software running on a hardened RHEL server, that complements a Windows version of this product.

Network and application performance management is unified on one appliance, gathering data sent from nGenius probes placed at different points of the network to monitor utilization, response times and availability for application monitoring, network monitoring, capacity planning, troubleshooting, fault prevention and service level management.

The appliance is due in April and pricing starts at $60,000.

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Scalix to demo e-mail, calendaring platform in Germany

Scalix Corp., a Linux messaging vendor based in San Mateo, Calif., announced it has opened an office in Germany and will devote more resources to Europe where Linux adoption is strong.

Scalix also announced the availability of Scalix Email and Calendaring Platform and will debut the product this week at CeBIT in Germany.

Many European enterprises are migrating applications, data and infrastructure to Linux, and Scalix's products answer demand for integrated e-mail and calendaring applications, the company said. Scalix's Linux-based products scale to support hundreds of thousands of users.

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Support software certified on RHEL3

LiveTime Software, a J2EE help desk and support desk software vendor based in Newport Beach, Calif., announced that it has joined the Red Hat Ready program as well as the availability of LiveTime Support 2.5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Membership in the Red Hat Ready program certifies that software has been tested and approved on a range of hardware platforms by Red Hat. Customers deploying LiveTime on Red Hat can expect it to work out of the box, the company said.

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2.6-kernel Linux development kit released

Embedded Linux development tools vendor TimeSys Corp., based in Pittsburgh, announced the availability of its Linux Development Kit for PowerPC processors based on the 2.6 Linux kernel.

TimeStorm LDKs include the Eclipse-powered TimeStorm Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a complete embedded Linux distribution based on the Linux 2.6 kernel for the PowerPC 8260 processor.

Features include a working embedded Linux distribution, cross-platform GNU toolchains, device drivers for supported hardware platforms, and the TimeStorm IDE.

Pricing begins at $995 per developer seat, royalty-free.

Click here for more on the TimeStorm LDKs.

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