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Gluster Filesystem - (this is only a public mirror, see the README for contributing)
Featured Tool // Category Distributed Filesystems

LibreNMS vs Zabbix

Popular comparison
  • LibreNMS - fork of Observium.
  • Zabbix - Enterprise-class software for monitoring of networks and applications.


Chronicle Queue

Micro second messaging that stores everything to disk
Featured Tool // Category Queuing

Last 7 Days


Web-based bug tracking system.
Featured Tool // Category Ticketing systems

RackTables vs GLPI

Popular comparison
  • RackTables - Datacenter and server room asset management like document hardware assets, network addresses, space in racks, networks configuration.
  • GLPI - Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration Interface.


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

Snipe IT vs GLPI

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

tinc vs OpenVPN

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


Multibackend monitoring web interface with support for Naemon, Nagios, Icinga and Shinken.
Featured Tool // Category Monitoring

OSQuery vs OSSEC

Popular comparison
  • OSQuery - Query your servers status and info using a SQL like interface.
  • OSSEC - OSSEC is a HIDS that performs log analysis, FIM, rootkit detection, and much more.


Database management in a single PHP file (Source code)
Featured Tool // Category MariaDB

NATS vs RabbitMQ

Popular comparison
  • NATS - NATS Server is a simple, high performance open source messaging system for cloud native applications, IoT messaging, and microservices architectures.
  • RabbitMQ - Robust, fully featured, cross distro queuing system.


Client-server model backup tool.
Featured Tool // Category Backups

Awesome SysAdmin Newsletter » 79

Top Stories
  • SaaS economy in the age of containers

OpenSMTPD vs Postfix

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

Last 30 Days


An extendable open source continuous integration server.
Featured Tool // Category Continuous

Bareos vs Bacula

Popular comparison
  • Bareos - A fork of Bacula backup tool.
  • Bacula - Another Client-server model backup tool.

SaaS economy in the age of containers

While cloud computing was the killer application for virtualization, changing the economy of SaaS might be the killer application for containerization.
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LDAP Account Manager (LAM)

Web frontend for managing entries (e.g. users, groups, DHCP settings) stored in an LDAP directory.
Featured Tool // Category Tools and web interfaces

Ajenti vs Webmin

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


A Feature rich remote desktop application for linux and other unixes.
Featured Tool // Category Remote Management


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

StackStorm vs Rundeck

Popular comparison
  • StackStorm - Event Driven Operations and ChatOps platform for infrastructure management. Written in Python.
  • Rundeck - Simple orchestration tool.


Group-based e-mail management project.
Featured Tool // Category Ticketing systems

Cockpit vs Webmin

Popular comparison
  • Cockpit - New multi-server web interface for Linux servers written in C.
  • Webmin - Linux server control panel.


Store securely encrypted backups on cloud storage services!
Featured Tool // Category Backups


Firewall and Router FreeBSD distribution.
Featured Tool // Category Security

Awesome SysAdmin Newsletter » 78

Top Stories
  • DIY Monitoring with Prometheus - part 2

RANCID vs rConfig

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

Duplicity vs Duplicati

Popular comparison
  • Duplicity - Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm.
  • Duplicati - Store securely encrypted backups on cloud storage services!