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Hardware, servers and apps on tap at LinuxWorld 2006

Mar 29, 20062 mins
Enterprise ApplicationsLinux

* LeWiz Communications, Penguin Computing, Astaro, Scalix to launch gear at LinuxWorld

More than 200 vendors are expected to set up booths at the LinuxWorld Expo 2006 in Boston next week. New products at the show will range from Linux-focused hardware for servers and storage, to enterprise applications.

Speeding things up at LinuxWorld will be LeWiz Communications, which makes server NICs. The vendor will have two new adapters at the show that add 10G Ethernet to a Linux server. The Talon3220 is a two-port 10G Ethernet PCI-X server adapter with TCP/IP offload and traffic acceleration. The company will also have a single-port 10G NIC – the Magic2028-10G – also PCI-X and with TCP/IP offload. The network cards are certified to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Enterprise Linux, and Fedora Core Linux with hardware running either 32-bit or 64-bit processors.

Penguin Computing, a maker of Linux-based servers and clustering gear, will release a new version of its Scyld ClusterWare software, with support for Red Hat Enterprise Edition, and support for server virtualization features on top of a clustered system of Linux boxes.

Also in hardware, Astaro will be showing a pre-release version its Astaro Security Gateway V7. Astaro, which makes Linux-based firewall/VPN/IDS gear, says the new device will included security and detection features, among other upgrades.

As for Linux-based apps, Scalix, a maker of open source e-mail and calendar server software, will launch three versions of its software package at the show. The Scalix Small Business Edition is a version of the company’s enterprise-level offering, geared towards companies with fewer than 100 workers. Also coming at the show is the Scalix Appliance Kit – a pre-configured Linux/Scalix network appliance for quickly deploying Scalix. The company will also release an update to its free Community Edition with Scalix Community Edition Raw, which includes more source code for developers to play with.

Of course, this is just a taste of the new product offerings expected at the show. Check back next week during the show for more announcements.