BusinessWeek: Levanta: Rising From Its Past?
Jun 22, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sarah Lacy)
"It's not that Matt Mosman has an easy job. As Linux continues
its march deeper into Corporate America's racks and racks of
servers, his small Silicon Valley company, Levanta, is one of many
trying to help companies install and manage all those
servers—a big, complex problem that's not being solved very
well right now. Still, Mosman has one thing going for him: He can't
do much worse than his predecessors.
"Don't let Levanta's nondescript, prescription drug-sounding
name fool you: There's some big-league dirty laundry here. This is
the old Linuxcare, one of the poster children of the 1999 Linux
corner of the dot-com bubble, a time when Red Hat and VA Linux had
blockbuster IPOs, only to crash months later..."