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ULYSSIS Open Source Job-Event



Launch time for the ULYSSIS Open Source Job-Event Website. You can find the website at https://opensourcejobfair.be. Go and have a look but keep in mind that we to have open positions!

Have a look here for job offerings @ Open-Future.


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Zabbix Update



Time for a fresh and new Zabbix Update.
What’s new
Zabbix 5.0.11rc1 is out now. Explore what’s new and feel free to test the release candidate out.

We are already preparing for the upcoming Zabbix Summit Online 2021, which will take place on October 21. We want to remind you that if you considered talking at the event, make sure to submit the paper until July 21. Registration for attendees is also open
Happy Birthday, Zabbix
Another Zabbix Update: they say perfection is hard to achieve, but we strive for it. On April 12, we celebrated the 16th birthday of the Zabbix company. Looking back, we can see how much work the team has accomplished. May the moving forward keep on going! Thank you for choosing Zabbix!
Upcoming Zabbix Training Courses

All Zabbix courses can be found here.


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Zabbix Update

This Zabbix Update annonces that Zabbix 5.4 is around the corner! Explore Zabbix 5.4.0alpha2 and feel free to download Zabbix 4.0.295.0.9, and 5.2.5 stable versions. Do you wish to learn how to Install Zabbix with Docker containers? Setup Prometheus monitoring, Install Zabbix with TimescaleDB? Join our Youtube community. It consists of over 10k Zabbix fans and learn how to utilize Zabbix to its fullest extent!
Join Zabbix Meetups
Zabbix Meetup Online English
Join us to listen to a few speeches on Zabbix & MySQL. Explore the use case on Zabbix usage by Finnish company Relex Solutions. Dive into the benefits Zabbix support brings. 
Sign up for the event on March 10
Zabbix Meetup Online English
The event will be technical-focused. The full agenda will be published soon — register to get updates.
Let’s meet on on March 24
All Upcoming Events
New Integrations Available
Zabbix + Apache Ignite
Apache Ignite is a distributed database for high-performance computing with in-memory speed. Explore the official JMX Template for the Apache Ignite computing platform. 
All Official Integrations

And a last topic of this Zabbix Update is about training … find here all available Zabbix trainings.


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Red Hat BeLux TechMonth



Overview

It’s Red Hat BeLux TechMonth! Each year, we were able to catch up with you during our Tech Day. Have a drink, enjoy some good food and share loads of knowledge. Unfortunately, this year we can only offer you the knowledge-part (for now) and hope to make the rest up to you very soon.

We have so much we want to share with you. So, in order to make it ‘easy digestible’, we’re slicing up our Tech Day into bite size chunks over the period of 1 month. You can find the detailed agenda below.

We look forward to seeing you during one – or even better – all of the sessions below.
To make it as easy as possible for you, we’ve created 1 registration form and just 1 link to enter all the sessions.
However, please indicate in the form which sessions you’re interested in following so we know how many guests we may welcome.

Register here for the Red Hat BeLux TechMonth!

Read here all the latest partner news.


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Red Hat Summit 2021



Red Hat Summit 2021 is expanding to fit your open source journey by featuring an all-new flexible approach. We design them to be more accessible than ever before. These events will provide a mix of innovation, collaboration, and learning opportunities.

What you can expect

On April 27–28, Red Hat Summit 2021 kicks off by sharing content convenient for all attendees. We aim on North America and Latin America (NA/LATAM). Also targeted are Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC). Our no-cost sessions are aired live. Afterward we make them available as part of our on-demand options immediately.

Read here all about this event.

Open-Future is a Red Hat container platform specialist.


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University of Ghent Benefits from Bacula



“Bacula handles our massive data volume effortlessly. This at significantly less cost that other solutions”

Ghent University is one of the largest Flemish universities. It has around 44,000 students and 9,000 staff members. The University also supports the University Library and the University Hospital. This is one of the largest hospitals in Belgium. Ghent University consistently ranks among the top 100 universities in the world.
Read below how the University of Ghent benefits from Bacula.

The Challenge

The University of Ghent’s IT department was growing, as it expanded its services and capabilities. But there was a problem with data backup and recovery in terms of planning for future years. “We wanted to have reliable backups for a fair price. At the time (2010), we were using NetBackup, but because the cost was significant for us, we made the decision to migrate away from NetBackup. We stopped using it because the product became too expensive. This was mainly because the amount of data we needed to back up was growing continuously, and we needed to free ourselves from a volume-based pricing model” said Saskia Vandamme, System Administrator at the University of Ghent.

The Solution

We first started using Bacula – the free version – about 10-12 years ago. Then, after a few years we decided to switch to Bacula’s Enterprise version, so that we could benefit from the additional modules and the expert support” said Saskia. We chose to work with Bacula System’s local partner, Open Future, to help with implementation and also to benefit from having a local contact for Bacula Enterprise said Saskia.

Gent University uses:

  • SL3000 with 24 drives, 3000 slots. LTO5, 8 to 10 SD’s
  • Isilon storage: 840TB (backup with NDMP module)
  • Gpfs storage: 400TB
  • Bacula Director running on Dell PowerEdge R730xd, RedHat 7.8
  • Bacula storage daemons running on Dell PowerEdge R730xd, RedHat 7.8
  • Catalog: postgres: 1,5TB running on PowerEdge R630

The Results

We use Bacula to make backups of big data shares, which is diskspace that we offer to our users to share data, located on a 400TB GPFS system and a 1 PB Isilon Dell/EMC. In my experience, Bacula is faster to learn than any other product. When it comes to using it on a regular basis, in real-life situations, it is less complex than other solutions I have worked with. Another thing we appreciate here is that Bacula handles our massive data volume effortlessly, and at significantly less cost that other solutions. Open Future and Bacula have always given us great support, and we are happy with Bacula Enterprise’s performance”, said Saskia. So yes, the University of Ghent benefits from Bacula!

Read the complete article here.