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internetnews.com: Backup Firm Wants to Back Linux

Dec 16, 2003, 23:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Floyd)

"Hoping to entice enterprise customers who may be looking to leverage the value of open source software, data recovery and backup company BakBone Software is spearheading an initiative to spread more Linux distributions in the enterprise market.

"Known as Linux Advantage, the new initiative lays out an agreement between a limited number of Linux distributors that include Red Hat of Raleigh, N.C., SuSE, Miracle Linux and Turbolinux of Japan, Red Flag Software of China, and Connectiva in Latin America.

"At the core of the initiative is a partner's program that certifies BakBone's NetVault backup and restore software on each of the partners' Linux distributions. The elements of the initiative include certification, branding, and joint marketing agreements..."

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