1. World of HELIOS: Google's quantum computer
2. HELIOS Virtual Server Appliance
3. License-free Java runtime in preparation
HELIOS Newsletter 04/2019
Dear HELIOS client,
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Your HELIOS team
Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO & President
1. World of HELIOS: Google's quantum computer Google has developed a computer that can solve complex arithmetic
problems in about three minutes. So far, it took ten thousand
years to do so! Security-related algorithms, which were previously
impossible to calculate because it would have taken too much time,
now belong to the past. As a consequence, many IT security algorithms
in IT need to be investigated.
I find the topic very exciting, as more computing power opens
up completely new possibilities in the IT world. What's also surprising
is that established processor technology companies such as Intel,
ARM, and IBM are not leading here, but a previously unknown group
So the IT world remains exciting.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and successful New
Enjoy the news.
HELIOS Software GmbH
2. HELIOS Virtual Server Appliance The majority of the server installations are deployed in virtual
server environments under VMware or Hyper-V. Here, running operating
systems such as Linux, Solaris or Windows in a VM. Network connections
and hard disk storage/SSDs can also be flexibly configured in
the VM solutions.
HELIOS Virtual Server Appliance 2.0 offers a Plug & Play VM
that allows customers to get started immediately without having
to worry about installing the operating system and HELIOS software.
Being able to deploy a solution as a VM within a few minutes fits
perfectly into the VM concept.
For the upcoming version, the entire storage management of the
HELIOS Virtual Server Appliance has been re-invented. Using a
modern Linux with the Btrfs file system, we offer automatic backup
copies of all server volumes. This makes access to accidentally
deleted files or older versions a breeze. This brings a whole
new level of security and flexibility to server environments.
We are intensively testing and documenting and can hardly wait
to offer these possibilities to our customers. You will hear from
us next year.
3. License-free Java runtime in preparation Unfortunately Oracle changed the license terms of the Java runtime
this year, so that a free version of the Java runtime (without
support) is no longer available. The Oracle license costs for
simple desktop or server solutions are unreasonably high, so we
are working on a solution.
If you have the old Oracle Java Installer with the old license
terms, you can continue to install and use it free of charge.
Of course, many customers wish to install the latest Oracle updates
(even if they are not required by HELIOS), but this is only possible
under the new Oracle license terms, which are subject to fees.
All HELIOS server services and client programs will be migrated
to OpenJDK, so that there is no need to pay Oracle for Java. In
the future, Java will already be integrated into the HELIOS installation
or programs. This means that customers no longer need to install
any additional software, which makes installation much easier
and solves the licensing problem.
We are working on this migration for future versions of our products.
Contact us with any questions or feedback, to arrange a personal
consultation or to find a sales partner in your region: www.helios.de/contact.html
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