Zabbix Newsletter, November 2009

Hi Everyone!

November's weather is cold and nasty, but it's never been so hot in Zabbix office where the development department is boiling as never before. The revolutionary, long awaited Zabbix 1.8 with brand new and improved good old features is about to be released from day to day. So far, to bate your curiosity Zabbix 1.7.1 alpha is available right now. More details about it and other interesting news read in this newsletter.

In this issue:

Zabbix 1.7.1 Alpha Release

Zabbix 1.7.1 alpha release has been announced recently. Now it's possible to test most of the new features of forthcoming Zabbix 1.8 at full power. Performance, notifications, configuration, discovery and check are the points that were improved at first, in particular:

  • much more efficient polling,
  • massive performance improvements,
  • added host, template and global user defined macros,
  • auto-discovery of multiple IP devices,
  • added new agentless checks: SSH and Telnet,
  • added support of octal and hexadecimal data and many more innovations and improvements.

For more information check Zabbix 1.7.1 Release Notes and Zabbix Wiki.

Zabbix SIA on ITPro Expo 2009 and OSC 2009 in Japan

Alexei Vladishev, the CEO of Zabbix SIA was invited to take part as a speaker at ITPro Expo 2009 conference which took place in Tokyo where he delivered a speech on forthcoming Zabbix 1.8. Along with that during his stay in Japan Alexei has attended Open Source Conference 2009 in Tokyo and met with Japanese members of Zabbix community. There he shared his expectations about open source in general and Zabbix in particular. We would like to thank our Premium Partner in Japan - NTTCom Technology Corporation, as without them the visit to Japan wouldn't have been so fruitful and successful.

For more information check ITPro Expo 2009 and Open Source Conference web-pages.

Training Session on New Zabbix 1.8 in Riga

In the beginning of December 2009 and in the middle of January 2010 two training sessions devoted to Zabbix 1.8 will be held in Zabbix SIA office in Riga, Latvia. The training will provide in-depth information about functionality and configuration of Zabbix along with hands-on workshop and exercises. Nearly 40% of time will be spent on practical work. You can check schedule and description of courses at our website's "training" section.

The amount of places is limited, don`t miss your chance to achieve Zabbix certificate.

New Certified Partner in Hungary

KÜRT Information Security and Data Recovery company based in Hungary, recently has joined the club of Zabbix partners in high status of Certified Partner. KÜRT are able to provide a range of Zabbix services on a high level starting from integration to support.

The cooperation between the two companies dates back to 2007 when KÜRT chose the ZABBIX monitoring system to monitor its own internal and external systems. ZABBIX produced remarkable development during the past two years, becoming one of the most significant players in the market. The ZABBIX system provides a reliable and steady base for monitoring, while it's customizability and extendibility make it exceptionally efficient. As a certified partner, KÜRT aims at developing and promoting systems which help IT and business decision makers be aware of the capacities and security status of their own systems, while supporting efficient system management on a daily basis.

For more information check Zabbix Partners and KÜRT Information Security and Data Recovery home-page.


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Zabbix Newsletter, November 2009