"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."