Open source management and services firm OpenLogic Inc has launched a new version of its certified open source software stack, and changed the brand from BlueGlue to OpenLogic Enterprise.
The Broomfield, Colorado-based company was set up in 2005 with the objective of taking the hassle out of configuring and administering an open source infrastructure stack. With OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0 it offers a portfolio of 160 certified open source software programs to choose from.
New in version 4.0 are projects such as the Apache Geronimo, Axis, and POI projects, as well as JLDAP. Existing infrastructure software components already covered by OpenLogic Enterprise include the Apache web server, Eclipse toolset, JBoss application server, and the MySQL database.
A new feature in version 4.0 is the ability to install different versions of the same product or project on the same machine, enabling users to compare versions, perform testing and prepare for migration projects.
It also includes an expansion of the company’s OpenUpdate support subscription service, which now enables customers to follow and receive incremental updates to their certified open source portfolio.
As well as updating the Enterprise offering, OpenLogic recently came up with an interesting new way of providing support to its customers while rewarding key open source software experts, creating a new Expert Community for development support.
The idea sees OpenLogic handling tier 1 and 2 support directly, while paying open source experts for their time in fixing more complex enterprise issues. As well as paying experts directly for their time, OpenLogic is also contributing money for each issue resolved to a fund that will be used to help further open source efforts.