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BusinessWeek: Levanta: Rising From Its Past?

Jun 22, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It's not that Matt Mosman has an easy job. As Linux continues its march deeper into Corporate America's racks and racks of servers, his small Silicon Valley company, Levanta, is one of many trying to help companies install and manage all those servers—a big, complex problem that's not being solved very well right now. Still, Mosman has one thing going for him: He can't do much worse than his predecessors.

"Don't let Levanta's nondescript, prescription drug-sounding name fool you: There's some big-league dirty laundry here. This is the old Linuxcare, one of the poster children of the 1999 Linux corner of the dot-com bubble, a time when Red Hat and VA Linux had blockbuster IPOs, only to crash months later..."

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