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Turnkey virtualization platform based on CentOS distribution, using Xen and an extended toolstack/API.
Featured Tool // Category Virtualization

If you are preparing for a Google Cloud Certification, start with one these Specializations

Google Certifications themselves stand out for their rigor and thoroughness in evaluating a candidate’s skills, with an emphasis on hands-on experience to design, develop, manage and administer application infrastructure and data solutions on Google Cloud technology.
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Knot DNS

High performance authoritative-only DNS server.
Featured Tool // Category DNS

Snipe IT vs GLPI

Popular comparison
  • Snipe IT - Asset & license management software.
  • GLPI - Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration Interface.

OpenSMTPD vs Postfix

Popular comparison
  • OpenSMTPD - Secure SMTP server implementation from the OpenBSD project.
  • Postfix - Fast, easy to administer, and secure Sendmail replacement.

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IaaS orchestration platform originally written for deploying and managing Cloud Foundry PaaS, but also useful for general purpose distributed systems.
Featured Tool // Category Cloud Orchestration


Cypht: Lightweight Open Source webmail written in PHP and JavaScript
Featured Tool // Category Webmails

RainLoop Webmail vs Roundcube

Popular comparison
  • RainLoop Webmail - Simple, modern & fast web-based email client
  • Roundcube - Browser-based IMAP client with an application-like user interface.

Oxidized vs RANCID

Popular comparison
  • Oxidized - A modern take on network device configuration monitoring with web interface and GIT storage.
  • RANCID - Monitors network device's configuration and maintain history of changes.


A fork of Bacula backup tool.
Featured Tool // Category Backups

Froxlor vs VestaCP

Popular comparison
  • Froxlor - Easy to use panel for Linux with Nginx and PHP-FPM support.
  • VestaCP - Hosting panel for Linux but with Nginx.

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  • [Open Source] Alterant, a configuration transformer.


Open source IP address management with PowerDNS integration.
Featured Tool // Category Network Configuration Management


Snort is a free and open source network intrusion prevention system (NIPS) and network intrusion detection system (NIDS) created by Martin Roesch in 1998.
Featured Tool // Category Security

rConfig vs RANCID

Popular comparison
  • rConfig - Another network device configuration management tool.
  • RANCID - Monitors network device's configuration and maintain history of changes.

[Open Source] Alterant, a configuration transformer.

Transform configuration files based on custom scripts. An elegant and understandable equivalent of XSLT but for JSON and YAML!

While Alterant can be used with any JSON or YAML file, it is most useful if you use it with Kubernetes configuration files. Kubernetes configuration files describe how infrastructure resources should be deployed and configured on a cluster. However, a lot of times we find ourselves applying the same modifications to many of them.
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VestaCP vs ISPConfig

Popular comparison
  • VestaCP - Hosting panel for Linux but with Nginx.
  • ISPConfig - Hosting control panel for Linux.

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Pravega - Streaming as a new software defined storage primitive
Featured Tool // Category Distributed Filesystems

Docker Swarm

Manage cluster of Docker Engines.
Featured Tool // Category Docker


Most popular web server.
Featured Tool // Category Web

Ajenti vs Webmin

Popular comparison
  • Ajenti - Control panel for Linux and BSD.
  • Webmin - Linux server control panel.

Ceph vs HDFS

Popular comparison
  • Ceph - Distributed object store and file system.
  • HDFS - Distributed, scalable, and portable file-system written in Java for the Hadoop framework.


Simple management UI for Docker.
Synced from the Github list // Category Docker


Cloud computing software for creating, managing, and deploying infrastructure cloud services.
Featured Tool // Category Cloud Computing


Cloud orechestration tool which manages services as charms, YAML configuration and deployment script bundles.
Featured Tool // Category Cloud Orchestration

netdata vs Zabbix

Popular comparison
  • netdata - Real-time performance monitoring, done right!
  • Zabbix - Enterprise-class software for monitoring of networks and applications.

OpenVPN vs tinc

Popular comparison
  • OpenVPN - Uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange.
  • tinc - Distributed p2p VPN.


Client-server revision control system.
Featured Tool // Category Version control

OpenProject vs GitLab

Popular comparison
  • OpenProject - Project collaboration with open source.
  • GitLab - Clone of GitHub written in Ruby.