Zivios aims to be a consolidated management portal for providing core infrastructure services using opensource technologies. The long term goals of Zivios are:
- Identity Management
- Single Sign-on and Certificate authority
- Package and Patch Management
- Service Management
- Network Monitoring
- Backup provisioning
- Core Infrastructure Services (NTP,DNS, etc)
What We Do
With an infinitely extensible plugin architecture, Zivios extends all aforementioned fundamentals to an arbitrary number of services. The ideology behind Zivios is that datastore for services can be (and most likely, will be) different. As such, we cannot depend on Ldap or Kerberos to fulfill our identity Management needs. Zivios allows the use of plugins which maintain their own independent datastore following CRUD operations.
With an extensibile framework, Zivios addresses the needs of complex heterogeneous deployments by providing an open and scalable API for modular development and sanitized consolidation.
Opensource software has progressed to the point where it can (feature-wise) compete with many proprietary offerings. However, use of such technologies stay limited to large corporations who have experienced and highly skilled IT staff. Zivios consolidates and simplifies the use and management of complex technologies and builds on them to provide an integrated identity management platform. With an infinitely extensible plugin system, any application can be managed via Zivios.
We feel that managing a fully featured opensource network is currently out of reach of the average administrator. Integration and proper management of servers, services and identity requires intricate knowledge and, unfortunately, has a rather steep learning curve.