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Austin Business Journal: Dell to establish Linux center near Austin

Feb 12, 2001, 23:58 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amanda Bronstad)

"Dell Computer Corp. will boost its backing of the Linux operating system with the opening of a new "competency" center in Round Rock. Dell decided to open the center because of Linux's rising share in a market previously dominated by Microsoft Corp. and Bell Labs' Unix operating system, says James Jech, global alliance manager in Dell's Enterprise Systems Group."

"At Dell, "part of the labs that will produce white papers, validated configurations, sizing tools and deployment guides will be located on the Round Rock campus in the engineering labs," Jech says. "The other labs will contain customer proof-of-concept capabilities. If they need to migrate to a Linux environment running Oracle, we can help them facilitate and test those conditions before they actually deploy them."

"The new center is part of a Jan. 31 agreement between Dell and Oracle Corp. Oracle will use Dell's PowerEdge servers and PowerVault storage systems as the Intel Corp.-based platform on which Oracle will operate Linux."

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