Network Appliance Joins OSDL
Beaverton, Ore. and Sunnyvale, Calif. -
December 10, 2003 -- The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a
global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced that Network
Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise
network storage solutions, has joined OSDL and will bolster the
Lab's storage initiatives by participating in the OSDL Data Center
Linux (DCL) Working Group.
"Linux is becoming mainstream in large enterprises and is creating
new challenges for storage," said Suresh Vasudevan, vice president
of Product Marketing at Network Appliance. "By working closely with
OSDL, we can better address these challenges with innovative and
cost effective storage solutions that can accelerate the adoption
of Linux in the enterprise."
With the expected release of the final 2.6 production kernel later
this year, Linux will bring a host of new features and capabilities
that will make it increasingly attractive in data center computing.
Among the most important areas where Linux will make inroads is
"OSDL's Data Center Linux Working Group includes more than 20 of
the world's leading vendors at the center of Linux standardization,
all working together to grow the market for Linux even faster,"
said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "Network Appliance brings us key
networked storage expertise for Linux environments that will
accelerate our progress in helping deliver Linux solutions to
About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
OSDL-home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux-is dedicated to
accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 and
supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry
leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides Linux
expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States
and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL members
include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force
Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle
Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC
Corporation, Network Appliance, Nokia, Novell, NTT COMWARE, NTT
DATA INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys,
Toshiba, Transmeta Corporation, Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever and
VA Software. Visit
OSDL on the Web.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage™."
Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services
is available at www.netapp.com.
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