LinuxPlanet: Tall Maple Fills a Tall Order
Mar 10, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
"The recent growth of Linux in so many areas of IT has spawned
an ancillary growth in another arena--and, no, it's not the
"Instead, a more product-based side business has sprouted up
around Linux deployment: the appliance industry.
"The reasons for this growth of appliances has a number of
factors contributing to it. Appliances address the concerns
(technical, business, or social) of those IT managers who, for
whatever reason, do not want to implement a software-based Linux
solution in their organization. When this resistance is met, the
more creative solutions providers are shifting to a appliance-based
product line to compliment their software solutions. One recent
example of this, in the security channel is the new appliance
product line from Astaro..."