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Open Source community to meet for pioneer Open Source Data Center Conference

For the very first time, top IT professionals will meet and share their expertise on open source solutions for large IT infrastructures on 29 to 30 April 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany.

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(businesspress24) - In a largely online ‘industry’ the Open Source Data Center (OSDC) Conference will offer a rare opportunity for open source minds to gather and share the latest ideas and technologies in person.

Attendees look forward to meeting recognised speakers such as Puppet creator Luke Kanies, Linux Magazine columnist Charly Kuehnast and Balazs Scheidler the founder of syslog-ng & BalaBit.

Open source solutions to be covered are high availability, clustering, load balancing, firewalling, large scale databases, monitoring, change and configuration management solutions.

Hot topics already on the program include MySQL database architecture, load balancing with Linux Virtual Server and Clustered Samba. The bilingual conference will offer 2 days of presentations and hands-on workshops in both English and German.

Open source growth in recent years has seen it become a significant competitor to commercial solutions. Particularly in highly sensitive and vastly networked IT environments, more and more modern companies are seeing the benefits of flexible and cost effective open source softwares.

Yet the forums for discussion and exchange of technologies are still inadequate for this fast growing ‘industry’.

Bernd Erk, Operations Manager of host, NETWAYS noted the importance of such conferences: “We saw how many open source professionals were coming to our annual conference on Nagios, and realised there just weren’t any other opportunities for them to gather information outside of the internet. Being able to meet and discuss ideas in person is simply invaluable”, he said.

With attendees expected from across Europe, the Open Source Data Center (OSDC) Conference promises to be a highlight on the open source calendar.

In the spirit of the internet grown community however, the conference will offer online streaming for those unable to attend through sponsor Linux Magazine.

More information and registration to the Open Source Data Center (OSDC) Conference can be found at Early bird specials on conference packages are available till 31 January 2009.

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NETWAYS GmbH has been supporting companies to manage complex, multifaceted IT infrastructures for more than 12 years. Specialising in enterprise grade open source tools, NETWAYS ensures the smooth operation of networks, servers and applications.

Services include availability and performance monitoring with Nagios, helpdesk systems with Request Tracker, cluster and load balancing systems for large web platforms as well as complementary services for hosting, operation and management.

NETWAYS customers vary across size and industry, ranging from the Federal Office of Administration, StayFriends GmbH and Daimler AG, to GmbH, Bayer Schering Pharma AG and Deutsche Telekom AG.

NETWAYS is also known for organising the annual NETWAYS Nagios Conference (now entitled NETWAYS Conference on Nagios), the Europe wide event on open source monitoring software Nagios, with over 250 participants from around the world.

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