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ClearCenter Announces ClearOS Professional 6

ClearCenter has released ClearOS Professional 6, the latest version of the company's operating system designed to support small business, education, and non-profit organizations.

According to the company, ClearOS Professional 6 is an affordable and powerful network, gateway, and server OS providing critical security and management tools – including intrusion detection and prevention, firewall, anti-malware, and content filtration – through the seamless integration of cloud-based and on-premise resources. IT administrators can remotely configure and manage a ClearOS installation using a PC, smartphone, or tablet from any location via a web-based console.

This release also marks the introduction of the ClearCenter Marketplace, which offers more than 100 apps designed to provide network, gateway, and server functionality – either on-site or in the cloud.

ClearOS Professional 6 will be offered at three levels: Basic (starting at US$ 280 per year) is an entry-level, commercially supported platform with email and remote login support. Standard (US$ 480) is a commercially supported platform with chat, email, and remote login support. And, ClearOS Professional 6 Premium (starting at US$  880 per year) includes high-availability configuration support, including phone, chat, email, and remote login support.

ClearOS Professional 6 is designed to run on standard server hardware or ClearCenter's own line of ClearBOX hybrid appliances. Visit for more information.

Pentaho Releases Business Analytics 4.5

Pentaho Corporation has released Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5. With this release, Pentaho provides new user-driven, interactive visualization and data exploration capabilities that access all data sources, including big data, as well as a pluggable and extensible interface for software that allows SaaS companies to add third-party visualizations easily.

Key new features in Pentaho Business Analytics 4.5 include location-based data visualization and enhanced analytics capabilities, such as, geo-mapping, heat grids, and scatter/bubble chart visualizations; interactive visual analysis; interactive reporting enhancements; and in-memory cache performance improvements.

Other additions include: simplified deployment options for efficient distribution across Hadoop clusters, including a new Debian RPM for MapR and support for Hadoop's distributed cache; expanded NoSQL database integration; support for secure Hadoop clusters; and availability of an extensive online resource center at: Visit to learn more.

Whiptail Launches New Storage Platform

Whiptail has launched Invicta, a modular, enterprise-class, solid-state storage platform, as well as Accela, the next generation of the company's all--flash storage array.

According to the announcement, Invicta is the first true enterprise-class, scale-out, highly available, modular and multiprotocol 100% NAND flash storage array ever constructed. Invicta provides highly scalable IOPS, extreme bandwidth, and ultralow latency at a groundbreaking price/performance ratio when compared with performance-optimized HDD solutions. According to the company, it delivers the highest sustained write throughput in the industry.

Invicta supports all standard storage networking and file protocols and offers high-performance features, including up to 72TB of NAND flash capacity, sustained bandwidth beyond 6GBps, sustained IOPS beyond 600,000, and nearly undetectable latency in a multitenant, multiprotocol environment.

According to the company, Accela revolutionizes the performance of databases, virtualized infrastructure, and applications. Both Accela and Invicta are powered by Racerunner, Whiptail's software architecture, and Whiptail's products are Citrix and VMware certified. More information is available from:

Opsview V4 Released

Opsview has announced Opsview Enterprise V4, designed to help organizations monitor and improve the performance of their complex IT infrastructures.

Opsview Enterprise V4 combines the latest data visualization and dashboard technology to provide organizations with a highly visual and scalable platform to monitor their physical, virtual, and hybrid cloud environments. Opsview uses an "open core" licensing model, so its customers benefit from enterprise-grade IT monitoring capabilities without the high costs associated with legacy, proprietary solutions.

Core features of Opsview Enterprise 4.0 include distributed monitoring, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap processing, data warehousing, and slave server clustering. Customers can also purchase additional enterprise options, including network auditing, service desk connector, SMS messaging, and automated deployment (Syncmaster) functionality to tailor the Opsview solution to meet their monitoring requirements. Details of Opsview products and pricing can be found at