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Mandriva to participate in ENERGy, a 12 million euros project aimed at
creating a management tool for groups of systems with a "veille" of
Paris, April 6th - Mandriva, the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux
operating system, with the support of the French Department of Commerce
and Finance, today announced its participation in the ENERGy project
with a subsidy of 287,000 euros. This two-year ITEA (a European research and
development program) project will contribute to the improvement of
existing and emerging technologies to cope with the requirements of
network management automation. The other partners in the project are
Actimage (Luxembourg), Bull (France), ERCOM (France), Thales
Communications (France), EADS Defence and Security Systems (France),
EVIDIAN (France), DYCEC (Spain), Robotiker (Spain), ESI (Spain) and
Telefonica I+D (Spain).
ENERGy brings together researchers and industry representatives in
several European countries to define and prototype a solution which will
allow automated management and supervision of computer systems while
assuring a high level of security.
Objectives of the ENERGy project:
To coordinate the management of services and resources: deployment and
configuration of hardware, software and services with automatic
configuration and self-management;
To simplify the complexity of network management: information about the
network is accessible by all users, and the system will assist the
manager in analysing issues and making decisions;
To supply available services all the time, ensure high quality of
service, consistent availability of resources and a high level of security;
To control costs: any management system should keep a record of
resources, services, users, etc.
To sum up, through coherent management of all network services it will
be possible for all the various servers and applications on the network
to work together with the aim of automating as many tasks as possible.
At present, few solutions are able to provide this kind of co-operation.
The challenge for the ENERGy project is to make it possible to develop
and deploy a management environment which can interconnect resources and
various separate services, supply a unified and integrated interface and
automate the configuration and supervision of the overall system.
ENERGy will allow complete configuration and supervision of all network
services and will simplify network management tasks. The system will be
capable of automating management tasks areas including security, QoS,
clustering and software updates.
"ENERGy represents the missing link in the chain of managing a large
network, planning network monitoring. What is really innovative is the
distributed approach to monitoring, as if "drones" were being
co-ordinated to triangulate a threat. The granularity is remarkable,"
declared François Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva.
One of the results expected from the ENERGy project is the definition
and the implementation of a new architecture for standardising the
implementation service management tools, based on the principles of
management of security and an understanding of the infrastructures of
information systems. The ENERGy project will make possible the
optimization of service availability and the reduction of management
costs, particularly for systems sensitive to failure and when dealing
with software, hardware and security incidents.
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the
popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured
and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise,
government educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open
Source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in
more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from
Mandrivastore.com, the company's online store. "Born on the Internet" in
late 1998, has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. Mandriva
is traded on Paris Euronext Marché Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN;
Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).
Press Contact: Estelle Estrabeau, +33 1 40 41 17 64 http://www.mandriva.com
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