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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 litigation industry.

"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..."

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