Linux-based IT solutions company, Turbolinux, has partnered with systems management software firm, Open Country, to deliver 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.
Laurent Gharda, CEO of Open Country explained, ‘’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. 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.’’
Claude Zhou, General Manager of Turbolinux China added, ‘’OCM can efficiently deploy, manage and monitor Turbolinux systems distributed in different locations and business units ensuring 7×24 business continuity. Turbolinux is very happy to partner with Open Country to provide the best Linux solutions for all Chinese users.’’
Open Country’s goal is to help 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.
Turbolinux develops and sells Linux distribution in Asia-Pacific. The operating system has been designed to run on a range of hardware platforms, including Intel-based servers and IBM mainframes. Turbolinux, with headquarters in Japan and offices worldwide, plays a major role in developing Linux systems for the Japanese market, including Japanese and Chinese 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 Japanese localization issues. Turbolinux works extensively with standards bodies and partners to ensure certification and software compatibility in all business environments.
February 1, 2007
Turbolinux Debuts Systems Management Suite, for Open Country Software
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