Feature: Multiple Instances
Maximum Computing Power Utilization
OpenPKG squeezes out the maximum of your available computing power.
Deploy multiple instances of OpenPKG to existing machines without pain
and run them in parallel in order to optimally utilize your systems.
Optimal Interaction with Virtualization Technologies
The fully self-contained OpenPKG framework minimizes intrusion to the
operating system and has no impact on existing applications. Operating
systems virtualization technologies, like FreeBSD Jails, Sun Solaris
Zones or Linux Vserver, can be used to further increase separation.
These features work optimally in concert with OpenPKG in order to
separate security domains, but there is no requirement to use
them to achieve plain administration domain separation.
Light-Weight Separation through Logical Stacking
For separating administration domains or to increase flexibility,
OpenPKG even can can be logically
stacked onto itself by installing one instance for basic applications
(e.g. OpenSSH, NTPd, Bash, Vim, etc) plus multiple additional instances
for project specific applications (e.g. CVS/SVN, Apache, Postfix, etc).
Flexibility by Using Different Product Lines
Additionally, as a software developer you can choose between the rock-solid
OpenPKG-RELEASE versions and the bleeding-edge OpenPKG-CURRENT product lines
and deploy them either side-by-side or even mix them on demand.