BELMONT, CA – January 9, 2007 – Open Country, a next-generation systems management software company, today announced it has entered into a partnership agreement with Turbolinux, Inc., a global provider of Linux-based solutions, to deliver powerful end-to-end management capabilities for Turbolinux’s Chinese customers. Under the terms of the agreement, a customized Mandarin version of Open Country’s OCM™ Universal Systems Management Suite will be bundled with Turbolinux Server 10.5 for the Chinese market.
OCM provides organizations with a simple, affordable solution, enabling administrators to effectively provision, manage, monitor, and maintain Linux-based servers, desktops, blades and appliances. Open Country becomes the first commercial software vendor to offer a systems management solution for Turbolinux users. Open Country adds Turbolinux to its industry-leading list of over 20 supported Linux distributions, including offerings from Red Hat, Novell, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Asianux, Red Flag, Haansoft, Co-Create, CS2C, Miracle Linux, and Mandriva.
“Turbolinux is well positioned to capitalize on the high growth rate of IT spending in China and is helping the country transform its digital infrastructure,” said Laurent Gharda, CEO of Open Country. “With Turbolinux and Open Country’s OCM, enterprise customers now have a complete system, including advanced management and support, when deploying large numbers of Linux-based servers.”
“OCM can efficiently deploy, manage and monitor Turbolinux systems distributed in different locations and business units ensuring 7×24 business continuity,” said Claude Zhou, General Manager of Turbolinux China. “Turbolinux is very happy to partner with Open Country to provide the best Linux solutions for all Chinese users.”
To receive license keys for their trial version of the OCM Suite bundled with Turbolinux 10.5 Server, Turbolinux customers may click http://www.opencountry.com/turbolinux
About Open Country:
Open Country helps organizations significantly simplify the deployment and management of Linux and Windows™ systems. Open Country’s OCM Universal Systems Management Suite won the 2006 Linux Journal Product Excellence Award for Best Systems Management Solution. OCM empowers in-house IT staff as well as off-premises service providers to provision, manage, update and monitor systems in a highly reliable and repeatable way. OCM’s unique capabilities include solution stack creation and deployment, allowing domain experts to create working solutions that can then be leveraged across the organization. OCM supports the largest number of Linux distributions in the industry, eliminating “lock-in” to one software platform, and enabling customers to manage both open source and proprietary environments. Open Country is also the exclusive sponsor of the highly popular open source Webmin systems administration tool deployed on hundreds of thousands of systems. Open Country is based in Belmont, Calif., and can also be found at www.opencountry.com.
About Turbolinux, Inc:
Turbolinux develops and sells the leading Linux OS for distribution in Asia-Pacific. The operating system is optimized to run on a wide range of hardware platforms, including Intel-based servers and IBM mainframes. Turbolinux has offices worldwide including China, Japan, and the United States. Turbolinux plays a major role in developing Linux systems for the Asia-Pacific market, including Chinese and Japanese language “double-byte” text support. More than half of Turbolinux’s staff is dedicated to Linux engineering development and support, providing expert support and custom application development services that go beyond Chinese and Japanese localization issues. Turbolinux works extensively with standards bodies and partners to ensure certification and software compatibility in all business environments. For more information, visit www.turbolinux.com.
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