Rackspace unveils Linux based managed hosting service -- and more news briefs

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Linux-based managed hosting service launched

Hosting specialist Rackspace has unveiled a Linux-based managed hosting service providing performance monitoring, automated patching with roll-back and support for application infrastructure components such as Oracle, JBoss, MySQL and Apache.

Cordless model offers IP telephony on the move

Zultys Technologies has developed a cordless version of its desktop IP phone. The WIP 2 offers seamless connectivity as users move through the office, Zultys said. It supports voice encryption, paging, three-way conferencing, instant messaging and all standard telephony functions.

Distributed development tool for small firms

CollabNet has launched an application lifecycle development service for small and medium-sized enterprises and small workgroups. CollabNet Team Edition offers an "instant-on" software development environment for distributed project groups and is geared towards groups of five to 50 programmers.

Exchange failover toolkit upgraded

Windows administration tool supplier Sunbelt System Software has introduced the latest edition of its Double-Take Exchange Failover Toolkit. It includes the Exchange Protection Wizard, Exchange Failover Utility and DNS Failover Utility. The product also has "pre-flight check" tests designed to validate Exchange configurations before implementation.

Intelligent switches and cables for datacentres

Avocent has introduced the AM5130 switch and a range of intelligent cables to provide high quality audio, video and control for both test labs and datacentres. Avocent said the switch can be deployed where users need to access computers but do not want to be seated in the noisy, cold environments where computers are kept.


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