Compaq takes open source initiative

Compaq has revealed six strategic initiatives to deliver commercially viable Linux enterprise solutions to its customer base.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  June 25, 2001

Compaq has revealed six strategic initiatives to deliver commercially viable Linux enterprise solutions to its customer base. The initiatives include high-performance Beowulf clustering, a program for interoperability and portability between Linux and Unix, investment and participation in a Linux lab, training and certifying system engineers, contributing SSI clustering technology to the open source, and fostering the development of Linux applications for handheld devices.

Currently, Compaq has the highest market share in the server platform for Linux market with a 22% percent market share in server shipments for the first quarter of 2001. The new programmes are designed to increase this market leadership.

“As the Linux platform becomes more commercially viable, customers around the world are turning to Compaq for innovative technology, strong partnerships, and proven solutions,” says Michael Winkler, executive vice president, global business units, Compaq.

“Our ten years of experience with the open source community ensures customers that the Linux solutions they deploy on Compaq systems will dovetail easily with their existing IT infrastructures and offer the same superior levels of interoperability, manageability, and performance they expect from Compaq,” he adds.

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