CentOS Gets Management Appliance
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CentOS, a Linux derivative from Red Hat, is finding a life of its own without stepping on the toes of its parent firm or Linux distribution. This is thanks to a specific usage model that doesn't compete with Red Hat. The newest development is a centralized management and monitoring device. Linux Planet takes a closer look.
The market for CentOS Linux-based appliances continues growing, thanks in part to a new network-monitoring virtual appliance from GroundWork and commercial support services from OpenLogic.
CentOS is a freely available clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Until recently, CentOS users had to rely on the community for support, but that changed in December 2009 when services vendor OpenLogic began to offer commercial support for CentOS.