Weekly Snap: Clever Elements, GridKa School & Bash Commands

4 – 8 June introduced one of our customers, one of our consultants, two upcoming events and a couple of handy Bash commands.
Senior consultant, Lennart shared a little about himself and what keeps him busy in and out of the office, while Eric offered his tips for working with Bash commands.
Bernd continued by introducing Clever Elements, an email newsletter platform and one of our OpenNebula cloud customers.
On events, Eva counted 135 days down to the OSMC 2012 with a video of Georg Koster’s presentation on “Safed as an Agent for Supporting a Central Collection of Events with SYSLOG”.
Thomas then looked ahead to GridKa School’s cloud and grid-computing event on 27 – 31 August, where he will present on “Diligent Puppets in your Data Center”.

Weekly Snap: Clever Elements, Teltonika Modems, NConf & Apprentice sought

5 – 9 July called out to IT apprentice hopefuls, reviewed NConf and saw the arrival of Teltonika modems and a new Managed Services client.
To begin, hardware man Martin announced the arrival of his latest shipment of Teltonika USB/G10 modems, the replacement for Falcom Samba 55/56/75. Perfect for monitoring SMS alerts with the handy SMS Server Tools 3, this sought after modem will be available as long as stocks last (till the next delivery in autumn) – so get in quick.
Following on, Tobias posted part 2 of his Nagios Config Interface series with a look at NConf. The PHP based configuration tool for Nagios is of course free under GPL to download and needs just an Apache web server, PHP, MySQL and Perl to get started. Tobias gave it the thumbs up for its user-friendly (albeit full) web interface with ‘multi-modify’, search filters, entry clone capabilities and ‘host dependency viewer’ for graphical visualisations of parent/child relationships. However, with config imports restricted to one object type at a time, he sympathised with admins who would flinch at the idea of sorting configs into individual files.
Bernd E gave a last minute reminder to IT apprenticeship seekers , that one in Systems Integration is still available. The position is perfect for students interested in open source data center solutions, with more information available at jobs.netways.de.
Meanwhile Bernd L introduced our newest Managed Services client – Clever Elements GmbH, a small online email marketing provider from Berlin with big customers the likes of Siemens, BMW and IBM. With all services moved onto a new high availability cluster, Clever Elements is now equipped to grow without fears of downtime. From our data center, we’re happy to support the most user-friendly email marketing software ever – yes we’re fans!