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Enterprise Linux Today: Linuxcare Helps Storage Vendors Meet Internet's Need For Storage Access

Jan 24, 2001, 21:18 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linuxcare has announced strategic services deals with Maxtor, Network Appliance, and SGI to help each vendor bring innovative storage products to market. Linuxcare's experts are working with these and other key storage players to design open-source solutions that will meet the exploding demand for inexpensive, reliable network storage and provide ubiquitous access to stored information."

"With each click of the mouse, business and consumer end-users on the Internet create more need for data, largely due to e-commerce and other Internet applications. Storage vendors are increasingly looking to Linux as a cost-effective alternative platform for building server appliances, disk subsystems and consumer storage products. Leading storage companies have tapped Linuxcare's experts -- including Alex deVries, Greg Lehey, Martin Petersen, Tim Potter and Andrew Tridgell -- to quickly bring to market Linux and open source solutions that minimize project risks and lower overall storage product costs."

"Linuxcare signed its most recent storage deal with Network Appliance, a major provider of network-attached data access and content delivery solutions. SGI is working with Linuxcare to port its journaled file system technology, XFS, to Linux. Linuxcare is also providing extensive consulting expertise on an undisclosed storage project for Maxtor."

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