Eurotux Group https://eurotux.com/group Eurotux group website Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:15:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://eurotux.com/content/uploads/sites/2/2020/04/cropped-Tux_favicon-32x32.png Eurotux Group https://eurotux.com/group 32 32 DLC keeps relying upon Eurotux cloud services https://eurotux.com/group/2020/08/dlc-keeps-relying-upon-eurotux-cloud-services/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dlc-keeps-relying-upon-eurotux-cloud-services Tue, 11 Aug 2020 02:59:00 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8723 Throughout 13 years of collaboration, DLC entrusts Eurotux with the hosting and 24/7 monitoring of its eLearning platforms...

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Throughout 13 years of collaboration, DLC entrusts Eurotux with the hosting and 24/7 monitoring of its eLearning platforms

Considered one of Eurotux’s oldests clients, the collaboration with Distance Learning Consulting (DLC) started indirectly in 2005 until the first service contract was signed in 2007.

Specialized in providing eLearning, bLearning and mLearning to its students, DLC always needed to guarantee high availability, performance and safety of the services.

The company could supplement all of its need in Eurotux’s cloud, through quality software solutions developed in-house and based on LAMP platforms (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), and with a permanent monitoring available 24/7, the whole year, maintained by Eurotux’s technical services.

The DLC has always been concerned about the safety of its platforms, and has always achieved this big goal considering the data center and hardware platforms quality, where the services are hosted. Another reason for this achievement is the technical expertise of Eurotux engineers, who guarantee the good functioning of the NetForma Platform.

According to António Augusto Fernandes, DLC’s CEO, “The solid and mutually beneficial relationship between two companies is measured on the basis of several indicators: reliability, effectiveness, efficiency, time, quality, prompt response, immediate problem resolution and fair price. Over almost two decades these have been the variables that have guided the relationship between DLC and Eurotux. Thank you for your contribution to the success of DLC in Portugal and beyond.”

Eurotux has extensive experience and proven expertise in cloud services. To learn more about hosting and data center solutions, please contact Eurotux.

About DLC

DLC is a reference company that provides services of eLearning, bLearning and mLearning and pretends to achieve a total leadership from this methodologies in national market, and also to enter in an extensive way at international market, in order to become a model for the training of the future.

Since 1998 when it was created, DLC has trained hundreds of thousands of professionals from all areas of knowledge, using innovative technology learning solutions that provide its customers with a large-scale competitive advantage, as demonstrated by a significant body of research and case studies.

DLC promises to innovate on a continuous basis so as to be able to serve customers in the sense of their full satisfaction by offering them solutions that are economically and technologically more profitable than those of the competition and that can be customized and appropriate to their characteristics and needs.

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New IBM Power S922: the fastest IBM i Single-Core option ever https://eurotux.com/group/2020/08/new-ibm-power-s922-the-fastest-ibm-i-single-core-option-ever/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-ibm-power-s922-the-fastest-ibm-i-single-core-option-ever Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:10:18 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8737 IBM recently launched the IBM Power S922 single-core, which costs less than the S914 and is twice as fast as the S812...

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IBM recently launched the IBM Power S922 single-core, which costs less than the S914 and is twice as fast as the S812.

On July 14, IBM launched a revamped, single-core version of the IBM Power S922 server for IBM customers looking to replace the Power S812, Power S914, as well as previous versions.

What is behind this new model?

The drivers for IBM to develop this model were the need for a small, single socket offering, based on the Power 9 platform, that had native IBM i implementation.

The only POWER9-based 1-socket offering is the S914, which for some customers does not fit into the rack space, company feature requirements or IBM i licensing.

In addition, the end-of-life (EOL) scheduled for the Power S812 single-core will be on August 31, 2020, and therefore an attractive cost-efficient option for a POWER9 has been created.

This new server option is ideal for organizations without high storage resource requirements, and compared to the two models whose Power S922 is intended to replace, it has a much more competitive value than the other existing options and is twice as fast as the S812.

Other advantages of the Power S922 single-core

  • The new model is approximately 10% more affordable than the S914 with 4-core processor;
  • The S922 1-core for IBM i is 2 times faster (CPW) than the S812;
  • Memory limited to 64GB RAM. Limited IO support;
  • No changes in HW (Firmware Treated) design, warranty or maintenance, and PowerVM;
  • IBM i will run natively when 1-core feature codes are present, eliminating the need for VIOS;
  • The same limit for the number of users as in the S812 which is 25 users;
  • Provides industry leading PCIe Gen4 I/O;

Eurotux is currently the company with the largest IBM Power customer base in Portugal, so its experience is an asset for organizations that decide to bet on this technology. The fact of having the status of IBM Gold Business Partner attests to the excellence of its employees and gives all the guarantees for the implementation of projects with this technology.

Would you like to know more about how IBM Power S914 single-core can help your organization? Send us a message or email to comercial@eurotux.com

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High availability with the new Galera Cluster for MySQL and MariaDB https://eurotux.com/group/2020/08/high-availability-with-the-new-galera-cluster-for-mysql-and-mariadb/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=high-availability-with-the-new-galera-cluster-for-mysql-and-mariadb Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:06:25 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8731 The new Galera Cluster 4 for MySQL 8 is now available, and allows you to increase the availability of your services and applications...

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The new Galera Cluster 4 for MySQL 8 is now available, and allows you to increase the availability of your services and applications.

The release of Galera Cluster 4 for MySQL 8, which includes MySQL 8.0.19 and Galera Replication Library 4.5 with wsrep API version 26, was announced at the end of May.

Among the main features that distinguish Galera Cluster from its competitors are its True Multi-master and synchronous replication features. We present below the pre-Galera Cluster replication process to realize the advantages.

The native replication model

The replication was executed from a Master-Database, which was copied to other Slave-Databases (Master-Slave Model), and since the process was neither synchronous nor fully automatic, there was a Slave-lag effect.

As such, versions of the Slaves tended to differ from Master, which could in some circumstances cause partial data loss and an inefficient failure recovery process, especially in websites and applications with large numbers of database transactions.

The Galera Cluster replication model

Galera Cluster is an open-source software whose function is the replication of MySQL and MariaDB databases, and which allows each new copy of the database to be treated as Master, and synchronized instantly.

This way there is no difference in versions between the different nodes, eliminating the need to perform failover processes (which implies unavailability of services), without the need for intervention.

Other advantages of Galera Cluster

As an open-source software, Galera Cluster can be implemented in a transparent way, without major changes in the application.

In the new Galera 4 version, one of the advantages is the streaming replication, which makes the replication of large transactions divided into small parts, and applied in small fragments allowing a faster loading.

  • There are no failover requirements – the nodes are all active and are all “master” nodes;
  • Applications can read and write to any node in the Galera cluster;
  • Horizontal scalability, for both reading and writing;
  • Synchronous replication, multi-master, active-active;
  • Support for adding new nodes to the online cluster;
  • Removal of nodes in an agile way;
  • Parallel replication;
  • No data loss.

Eurotux has extensive experience in critical database administration, and is prepared to implement Galera Cluster in its infrastructure.

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Eurotux renews ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification https://eurotux.com/group/2020/08/eurotux-renews-iso-90012015-quality-certification/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eurotux-renews-iso-90012015-quality-certification Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:55:34 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8716 For the sixth year in a row Eurotux maintains the ISO 9001 quality certification. After a rigorous audit performed by SGS, Eurotux maintained the certification of its Quality Management System under the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

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For the sixth year in a row Eurotux maintains the ISO 9001 quality certification.

After a rigorous audit performed by SGS, Eurotux maintained the certification of its Quality Management System under the ISO 9001:2015 standard. This means that Eurotux adds six consecutive years of proven product and solution improvement with added value for its customers.

According to Daniela Costa, Eurotux’s Management and Development Director, “more than a badge, this certification is proof of a whole journey taken, over the last few years, of growth and evolution of the whole team. […] We had to know the standard very well, and be able to implement it without losing our internal culture and what really distinguishes us, being specialists but without losing the necessary flexibility when it comes to providing tailor-made services”.

The company selected by Eurotux to audit its system was SGS, which is a world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification, in addition to being an accredited independent entity recognized as a world reference in quality and integrity.

This Quality Management System Certification applies to all services provided by Eurotux, from project design and implementation to support services, and demonstrates that the company follows the evolution not only technologically but also in terms of good management practices. Being certified by the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 standard means a management based on risk analysis, and constant vigilance to the internal and external environment of the organization.

Eurotux thanks all its employees for their commitment and high quality standards in the permanent search for client satisfaction through the excellence of the services provided.

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Eurotux to implement project in UK [PT Article] https://eurotux.com/group/2020/07/eurotux-to-implement-project-in-uk-pt-article/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eurotux-to-implement-project-in-uk-pt-article Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:55:00 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8619 Eurotux has been selected for a CI/CD pipeline implementation project for a client located in London, UK.

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Eurotux has been selected for a CI/CD pipeline implementation project for a client located in London, UK.

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The important role of Managed Services Providers https://eurotux.com/group/2020/07/the-important-role-of-managed-services-providers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-important-role-of-managed-services-providers Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:07:36 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8443 Technology is increasingly an important – often fundamental – part of business, whose demands for availability, performance and resilience put great strain on IT infrastructures. These demands and concerns with security are responsible for the increase and complexity of operation, administration and maintenance activities. On the other hand, the acquisition of some solutions requires a […]

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Technology is increasingly an important – often fundamental – part of business, whose demands for availability, performance and resilience put great strain on IT infrastructures.

These demands and concerns with security are responsible for the increase and complexity of operation, administration and maintenance activities. On the other hand, the acquisition of some solutions requires a financial effort that is impractical for a large number of companies, and often these solutions require specialized professionals to operate and manage them.

Considering this demand, the Managed Service Providers (MSPs) arose as an innovative business model and assumed the role of continuously monitored solutions suppliers, with technical support, administration and system operations (for all or part of the customer’s computer systems).

Several players in the market have come to the conclusion that the best way of supplying their solutions and services would be through partners, once they are closer to the clients and can provide them as a service.

The MSP partners in addition to providing these solutions as-a-service, integrate them with their own services, delivering to the client a greater added value, beyond not requiring an initial financial effort, allowing them to increase or decrease the mentioned solutions according to the needs, or the movements of it’s business.

The procurement of the service requires the celebration of a contract, where the services, tasks and processes that will be maintained by the MSP are defined, with which scope and coverage, being defined according to the client’s specificities. In this way, technology and a multidisciplinary team of IT specialists become available as an integral part of the service.

As a MSP, Eurotux is concerned with providing services and solutions that use state-of-the-art technology, therefore is a certified partner of global technology manufacturers such as Microsoft, Sophos, Veeam and others, providing a complete package of services and solutions from these manufacturers together with their continuous services and adapted to each customer’s management.

Would you like to know more about Eurotux’s MSP offer? Send us a message or email to sales@eurotux.com.

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Agribar and Eurotux sign new service contract for infrastructure monitoring https://eurotux.com/group/2020/07/agribar-and-eurotux-sign-new-service-contract-for-infrastructure-monitoring/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=agribar-and-eurotux-sign-new-service-contract-for-infrastructure-monitoring Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:56:30 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8433 Agribar has systematically adapted its technological infrastructure to the needs that the market and its cooperators require. More and more information is needed, of better quality and with greater availability. Such technological infrastructure requires, like all others, a dedicated permanent follow-up, in order to keep the system always available and updated. The resources required for […]

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Agribar has systematically adapted its technological infrastructure to the needs that the market and its cooperators require. More and more information is needed, of better quality and with greater availability.

Such technological infrastructure requires, like all others, a dedicated permanent follow-up, in order to keep the system always available and updated.

The resources required for such monitoring and follow-up are usually large and complex, which makes it complicated to manage with own resources.

Eurotux was chosen by Agribar to be responsible for the follow-up through a service in which Agribar will only have to focus on the application management which in this case is the responsibility of Grupoatwork, also a long time partner of Agribar.


All other tasks, including operating system upgrades, hardware, connectivity, backups and others, are the responsibility of Eurotux and provided as part of the infrastructure management services.

About Agribar


The Cooperativa Agrícola de Barcelos, better known as Agribar, was founded in 1931 and “is an undeniable economic and social force in the municipality of Barcelos” whose mission is to “satisfy the economic, social and cultural needs of farmers”, as it stands out on the Cooperativa’s website.

With a strong presence among its cooperators, Agribar promotes a dynamic intervention, both in the field of training and promotion, organizing various events, as well as in the social field with the communities where it operates.

In line with the continuous growth that marks its more than 80 years of existence, Agribar decided to invest in the optimization of processing and data storage capacities of the Information Technology System (IT).

It was in this context that the Cooperative counted on Eurotux’s collaboration, in order to improve the information management of its daily activity and to optimize security conditions and service availability.

Would you like to know more about our infrastructure management services? Send us a message or email to sales@eurotux.com.

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Eurotux to implement CI/CD project in UK https://eurotux.com/group/2020/07/eurotux-to-implement-ic-cd-project-in-uk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eurotux-to-implement-ic-cd-project-in-uk Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:55:49 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8343 Seizing the notable experience in projects of this kind and the multidisciplinary skills of the DevOps team, Eurotux was chosen to implement one more CI/CD pipeline, this time for a London based client.

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Seizing the notable experience in projects of this kind and the multidisciplinary skills of the DevOps team, Eurotux was chosen to implement one more CI/CD pipeline, this time for a London based client.

Prior to the pandemic the Administration visited the client in London, consolidating the efforts in the location, several technical and strategic arguments were put forward to underpin Eurotux’s strong interest.

As in previous projects, the team will integrate several technologies with an important focus on automation that will help the customer to have greater quality, control and agility in production inputs. The inclusion of various types of tests will also allow the reduction of risk at the inputs into production, aligning the requirements of the infrastructure with stress tests, also maintaining the expected performance.

What is a CI/CD pipeline?

The organizations that aspire a higher control, smaller time-to-market and better quality of softtware delivery have been choosing to implement CI/CD pipelines associated with the DevOps philosophy.

  1. Continuous Integration (CI): programmers create new features or change existing ones, which are automatically tested as often as desired.
  2. Continuous Delivery (CD): as a result of the successful execution of test sets (unit, security, etc.), the code is submitted to the repository and ready to be put into production. The objective of this phase is to ensure that there is always validated code ready to go into production.
  3. Continuous Deployment (CD): consists in putting into production the new version of the application, properly framed with infrastructure parameters, in an automatic and controlled way.

What are the advantages of having a CI/CD pipeline?

With all the process being automated (including the tests), the changes made by the developers can be put into production quicker, in many situations, several times a day. This reduces risk by publishing small segments of code instead of large changes, and making production entries with less disruption in terms of the overall functionality of the application.

The achievement of this project demonstrates again the trust, transparency and reliability that Eurotux has delivered to its clients, during these 20 years, in Portugal and abroad.

Would you like to know more about our CI/CD pipeline implementation on cloud services? Send us a message or email to sales@eurotux.com.

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Keep your software up-to-date https://eurotux.com/group/2020/07/keep-your-software-up-to-date-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=keep-your-software-up-to-date-2 Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:58:00 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=8672 It is essential to keep operating systems and applications up to date to meet security threats, ensure that functionality problems are corrected, and maintain an adequate level of performance.

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It is essential to keep operating systems and applications up to date to meet security threats, ensure that functionality problems are corrected, and maintain an adequate level of performance.

Maintaining platforms with outdated software increases the risks, since attackers precisely use existing vulnerabilities (a result of software obsolescence) to leverage attacks on systems.

The risks are much higher when using software at the end of its life, since apart from being old typically there are no longer even teams actively creating fixes for problems encountered in the meantime.

Often, software reaches the end of its life and is no longer supported, which causes security solutions not to work properly. Updates occasionally bring important new features and functionality to the way organizations work.

Eurotux is concerned to ensure that its clients follow an update plan and therefore advises that an appropriate update routine be maintained by providing a consulting service to advise its clients.

Linux Operating Systems near the end of life

Linux OSFim-de-vida
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5Nov/2020
CentOS Linux 6Nov/2020
Ubuntu 16.04Apr/2021
Source: linuxlifecycle.com

Microsoft software with end of life in 2020

Windows OSFim-de-vida
Windows Server 2008 R2Jan 14, 2020
Windows Server 2008Jan 14, 2020
Exchange Server 2010 (all editions)Oct 13, 2020
Office 2010 (all editions)Oct 13, 2020
Office 2016 for Mac (all editions)Oct 13, 2020
Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/end-of-support/end-of-support-2020

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Eurotux and Casa das Lâmpadas celebrate new contract https://eurotux.com/group/2020/06/eurotux-and-casa-das-lampadas-celebrate-new-contract/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eurotux-and-casa-das-lampadas-celebrate-new-contract Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:42:32 +0000 https://eurotux.com/group/?p=5426 Eurotux provides technical support services for Casa das Lâmpadas since 2014 and also supplies various hardware and software. In 2020 this collaboration evolved into a long term 3-way collaboration contract.

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Eurotux provides technical support services, software and hardware for Casa das Lâmpadas since 2014. In 2020 this collaboration evolved into a long term collaboration contract for the provision of three types of services:

  • Remote technical support and monitoring of the core systems housed in its headquarters and datacenter (where the Primavera ERP services are hosted, which in the meantime replaced the AS/400 environment ERP) ensuring good functionality, maximizing security (border security, backups, etc.)
  • Technical Service through the placement of an IT technician in Outsourcing at its headquarters in order to provide all the support in the day to day of the company’s employees and in the maintenance and management of microinformatics;
  • Rental of core IT infrastructure to its headquarters in order to replace the existing infrastructure.

The goal of Casa das Lâmpadas was, through a single contract, to ensure the proper functioning of its IT infrastructures, without making an investment effort in the acquisition of infrastructure, obtaining the best service and ensuring maximum availability.

Casa das Lâmpadas

Founded in 1941, Casa das Lâmpadas is a Portuguese company of reference in the industry of Electrical Material and Lighting, providing a wide range of products, across both sectors, being recognized for the quality of service and specialized technical support.

Casa das Lâmpadas represents and markets prestigious brands in several areas: Lighting and LED Lamps, Control Gear, Cables and Conductors, Communications and Safety, Domotics, Cutting and Protection, Renewable Energies, Insect Electrocutters, Hydraulics, Installation Material, Lightning Arresters, Transformer Stations, Electrified Boards, Structured Networks, Professional Hand and Hair Dryers, Pipes and Conduits, Ventilation and Heating.

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