June 27, 2001

Idaya launches admin tools to support Linux

Author: JT Smith

Zoe Knipe writes: "Idaya, (www.idaya.com) the UK-based provider of virtual server solutions, has announced the launch of VSDControl and VSDClient, two Windows-based remote server administration tools developed to support freeVSD, the GPL virtual server solution for Linux. VSDControl and VSDClient have been designed to increase administration productivity and reduce technical personnel costs for ISPs and their customers.

VSDControl provides ISP support staff with a secure, efficient and easy method of administering Virtual Servers. VSD Control employs a Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI), making the tool simple to use and reducing the need for administration staff with technical Linux knowledge. It offers unmatched speed thanks to the freeVSD protocol, enabling ISPs to break free from inefficient web browser-based admin interfaces. It is a highly secure application utilising certificate-based SSL authentication and encryption for all server administration requests.

VSDControl is compatible with any server running freeVSD and has all the features required to automate day-to-day ISP operations:

Creation and deletion of freeVSD virtual servers
Management of freeVSD PKI system
freeVSD Virtual Server Administration: -
Configure virtually-hosted websites
Configure Email addresses and autoresponders
Configure DNS zone files and resource records
Manage users, quotas and privileges
Reboot virtual servers

VSDClient provides Virtual Server owners (the ISP?s customers) with the ability to manage all core hosting services from the comfort of their own desktops using the familiar Windows GUI interface. Like VSDControl, VSDClient is designed to significantly speed up the process of virtual server administration. Indeed, Idaya estimates that using VSDClient rather than a web-based admin system can reduce administration time by up to 75% since a user does not have to wait for web pages to load. VSDClient uses SSL authentication and encryption for all remote communication, making it extremely secure.

VSDClient is compatible with any freeVSD virtual server and makes light work of everyday administration tasks including:

Importing of SSL Certificates and Keys

freeVSD Virtual Server Administration -

Configure virtually-hosted websites
Configure Email addresses and autoresponders
Configure DNS zone files and resource records
Manage users, quotas and privileges
Reboot virtual servers

Notes for Editors

About freeVSD
FreeVSD is an advanced web-hosting platform for ISP?s, educational institutions and other large organisations. It allows multiple Virtual Servers to be created on a single hosting server, each with a truly separate and secure web-hosting environment. This reduces an ISP?s hardware outlay and also lowers the cost of support due to delegated administration.

Freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), freeVSD comes complete with a documented administration protocol and an open source web-based administration system.

About Idaya Ltd.
Based in Brighton, UK, Idaya Ltd. develop innovative software solutions for the ISP, ASP and web hosting marketplaces. The company?s mission is to provide the cutting-edge solutions, support and consultancy that enables Service Providers to increase market share and enhance their services.

Idaya is also the primary sponsor of the freeVSD project, an open source 'virtual environment' platform for Service Providers. Visit the project website at http://www.freevsd.org.

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