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LinuxPR: VA Linux Systems Expands in Europe

Oct 04, 2000, 16:56 (0 Talkback[s])

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"VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX), Diamond Sponsor of the IDG LinuxWorld Conference & Expo being held this week in Frankfurt, Germany, today announced that it has expanded its operations in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium with a number of key additions to its European team."

"Over the last several months, VA Linux has hired managing directors for its German and British offices, and key developers including Wichert Akkerman, leader of the Debian Project, who is based in the Netherlands. In addition, VA Linux has entered into an agreement to acquire Life, a privately-held Linux consulting company in Belgium, to help expand its professional services operations in Europe."

"VA Linux Systems' growing European team will help us deliver comprehensive Linux solutions to the European Internet market--servers, software, services and storage--and work closely with the Open Source developer community in Europe," said Robert Russo, senior vice president and general manager of worldwide sales, marketing and services, VA Linux Systems. "Combined with our recently announced Linux and Open Source consortium in Japan, the recent expansion of our European sales and engineering teams helps to position VA Linux as a worldwide leader in Linux solutions for Internet infrastructure."

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