searchEnterpriseLinux.com: Mount Linux: Management by subscriptionFeb 28, 2001, 07:20 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
"Linux distributors and Mount Linux, Calgary, Alberta, all aim to make it easy for businesses to adopt Linux. But instead of joining the crowd to create a Linux distribution, the five programmers who founded Mount Linux in 1999 decided to make Linux easy to adopt in another way, by making Linux easier to manage. There is another good reason for this single solutions strategy. Mount Linux chief executive officer Aaron J. Seigo said offering a targeted solution and subscription services will put his company on the fast track to profitability, a destination that seems far off for many Linux distributors today. On the road to black ink, Mount Linux's Olympus product will face very tough competition from Orem, Utah-based Caldera Systems' new Volution systems administration product and several open source solutions. The competition does not worry 25-year-old Seigo. In a question and answer interview, Seigo said Olympus, like Linux, will win over users with its innovative new technology, open source model, and services approach."
"What drove Mount Linux's decision to focus on systems administration?"
"Why not create a Linux distribution and bundle it with management tools?"