SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

June 17, 2008 08:00 ET

New Xandros Management Tool Facilitates Red Hat Server Administration

Xandros BridgeWays Management Console Smooths Server Migration From Windows to Red Hat

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Red Hat Summit -- Xandros, Inc., the leading provider of custom OEM Linux solutions, next-generation Linux desktop and server products, and advanced cross-platform Windows-Linux management tools, today announced the release of the all new Xandros Bridge Ways Management Console for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to be showcased at the Red Hat Summit in Boston. The BridgeWays Management Console, immediately available as a free download from the Xandros web site, brings powerful graphical management of Red Hat servers to system administrators who may have Windows Server skill sets, but no prior Linux experience. Linux administrators will also find that this all-in-one remote management console relieves them from resorting to command line options or using multiple tools to administer their Red Hat servers. Multiple servers and services are integrated into a single "Managed Community" that can be remotely administered from either a Red Hat server, or from any Windows XP or Vista desktop.

"Windows administrators who have been afraid to try Linux servers should fear no more. Many companies claim to have Linux management software that's easy and intuitive, but Xandros is the only one to truly deliver on that promise," said Marcin Zalicki, Country Manager of Amazis.net, a leading Polish open IT solutions provider. "Clear, intuitive, and really easy to use, Xandros BridgeWays for Red Hat will open the eyes of Windows administrators to the power of the Linux world. By collecting services like DHCP, DNS, firewall, file and print servers, Web servers, or even virtual machines, high availability and failover in a single place, the BridgeWays Management Console reduces to a minimum their administrative tasks. They can even manage their Red Hat servers directly from their Windows machine, and no additional training is required."

"Today, with our coupling of rock solid Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the ease of Xandros BridgeWays Management Console, there is no better time to employ Linux servers and solve IT needs. Now that we have eliminated the need for in-house Linux experts or costly outside consultants, a large number of businesses can benefit from inexpensive and robust Linux solutions," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "We began the BridgeWays project two years ago with the vision that centralized graphical management tools and workflow automation would help spur the growth of Linux servers in areas where Windows servers were predominant. After a fast rise to about 20 percent of the server market, the worldwide curve of Linux server installs has since flattened, while the Windows server share has risen to as much as 70 percent. This underscores the need to make Linux servers easy to administer."

Xandros BridgeWays Management Console provides centralized user management, system monitoring, and event viewing for administrators using 32- and 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6, 5.1, or 5.2. The BridgeWays Managed Community enables the integrated management and administration of a host of Red Hat services via management plug-ins, including high availability and load balancing clusters, DHCP, DNS, file, firewall, FTP, print, proxy, routing, SELinux, SSH, storage manager, virtual machine manager, Web, Windows networking, and many others.

Showcased at Red Hat Summit

The Xandros BridgeWays Management Console for Red Hat is showcased at the Xandros booth G2, at the Red Hat Summit, Hall D, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA June 18-20. BridgeWays support for the Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will follow later in 2008. In addition, Xandros will also showcase BridgeWays Management Packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager for large scale heterogeneous cross-platform system management.

Pricing and Availability

The new Xandros BridgeWays Management Console for Red Hat has a suggested retail price of USD $449.00. A free, unsupported version of the BridgeWays Management Console for managing first two servers in the same Management Community is available for immediate download from the Xandros web site. For enterprising licensing and support, please contact Xandros sales.

About Xandros

Xandros, Inc. is a leading provider of mixed-environment BridgeWays management tools and intuitive Linux solutions including SMB and enterprise servers, consumer and business desktops, custom OEM solutions, and mission-critical applications. Xandros subsidiary Scalix provides the premier e-mail, calendaring and messaging solutions based on open standards and open source. Xandros and Scalix foster Linux adoption with graphical products that leverage existing skill sets while providing seamless Windows-Linux interoperability. Xandros server and management tools feature workflow automation and centralized remote deployment and administration. The company is headquartered in New York with research and development facilities in Ottawa, Europe, and Mumbai, and sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.xandros.com.

Xandros® is a registered trademark of Xandros Inc. Scalix is a trademark of Scalix Corporation. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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