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Sep 13, 2010, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

"Everyone loves a turnkey solution and everyone wants a turnkey solution. Who wants to use multiple vendors for what a customer perceives as a single service? Thanks to the coolness of Linux, the power of Amazon's EC2 services and the entrepreneurial spirit of Alon Swartz and Liraz Siri, TurnKey Linux delivers turnkey solutions to bare metal, virtual infrastructure and to Amazon's EC2 environment in the form of virtual appliances. And, TurnKey Linux is, like its Ubuntu parent and Debian grandparent, free.

"There's also an added bonus with TurnKey Linux: Cloud-based backup. And, it's inexpensive ($0.15/GB). This cloud-based backup feature uses the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for unbreakable backup and restore."

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