Firegate Server is a self-managing server operating system designed for small and mid-sized businesses. It securely connects offices to the Internet and to each other, protecting valuable electronic information. Office staff can surf the Web, send and receive email, host the company Web site, share files, host a customer database, and more. It is controlled through a simple Web browser or mobile telephone interface and managed by an artificial intelligence-based administration service.
Wiresoft ANA (Automated Network Agent), an Artificial Intelligence-based systems management service, automatically performs over 90% of Linux systems management tasks. It is a self-managing, self-learning system support service that provides constant maintenance and protection for Firegate Servers. ANA services include Software Updating and Integration, Intrusion Detection, Data Back-up and Disaster Recovery, Monitoring, and Alerting.
There is a real need for the automation of configuration, as well as other management tasks, within Linux. So I agree that opening this discussion is a good idea, and disagree that it is in conflict with Linux's advantages for customization, as well as that it is not a valuable service (worth $1000 plus dollars per year, per server). The problem with the relative complexity of Linux configuration really shows up when provisioning systems, and again at times when changes need to be made. It takes about the same amount of time as windows based systems, but requires much more expertise. This is the PROBLEM that needs to be solved soon. IBM estimates that there will be over 1 billion systems by 2010, and we will need over 200 million admins to manage them. Most of systems will be Linux. We currently have about 15 million good admins in the world today. We will never train enough in time, so AUTOMATION of systems management is a must to avoid a co$t crisis. I don't believe configuration should be standardized, simply the common variations cataloged and accessible to automation engines that perform config changes. These automation engines could behave like web services and use onyl standard communications protocols to manage systems, like SSH, WSDL/SOAP, etc.
Re: Wiresoft ANA (self-managing Linux)
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