API's Strategic Partnerships Ensure Alpha Linux Market Growth; Continued Collaboration with TurboLinux and New Alliance with Stormix Helps Meet Industry Demand for Alpha Linux Applications.Business/Technology Editors
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API (Alpha Processor, Inc.), a leading developer of high-performance solutions for high-bandwidth and compute-intensive applications, today announced the expansion of its partner program to include Linux innovator Stormix Technologies Inc. This alliance builds on API's strong relationships with other Linux vendors, including TurboLinux, to ensure rapid growth of Alpha Linux as the performance platform of choice for Linux solutions.
Through its new partnership with Stormix Technologies, API is providing a robust, high-performance platform for Storm Linux 2000 products. Stormix is a Linux solutions provider for small and medium sized businesses. Based on a powerful and versatile operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. that is simple to install, learn, and operate, Stormix offers a range of products for beginners and advanced users. All products offer text and graphical interfaces and include modules for maintaining users and groups, setting up networks and installing and removing software. Storm Linux 2000 Deluxe Edition also offers comprehensive support including 60-day telephone installation support and 90-day email support. Stormix Technologies is expanding their product line to provide more customization for Linux users, ensuring continued market growth for Alpha Linux.
"Our new alliance with API allows us to leverage the power of Alpha and provide a solid, high-performance Linux solution. This partnership represents Stormix's ongoing strategy to support leading technologies and bring the power of Debian to the forefront," said David Talmor, founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Stormix Technologies Inc.
API's partner program has played a key role in propelling robust Alpha Linux offerings into the market and continuing its performance leadership. API's ongoing collaboration with TurboLinux is helping to provide the market with a high-performance, 64-bit Linux OS for Alpha systems ideal for the financial industry, ISPs and large production houses and movie studios. The TurboLinux OS rapidly calculates financial data, saving financial companies time and money. It also enables ISPs to support more users and allows movie studios to deploy large server farms for compute-intensive graphics rendering.
"TurboLinux has established itself as innovator in the Linux market. Our TurboLinux OS for Alpha extends our growing product family of enterprise products," said Ly-HuongPham, executive vice president of worldwide development for TurboLinux. "Our work with API provides the foundation necessary to deliver an OS that lets businesses quickly perform compute-intensive tasks."
API is also strengthening its work with other leading Linux vendors. These vendors include SuSE, MandrakeSoft and Covalent co·va·lent
Of or relating to a chemical bond characterized by one or more pairs of shared electrons. . SuSE is on its third release on Alpha, signifying the platform's popularity among its customers. Present on the new version of SuSE Linux A Linux distribution from the SuSE Linux division of Novell. Both consumer and enterprise versions are available, and the distribution includes several user interfaces. SuSE Linux comes with the Yet Another Setup Tool (YaST), which is used to install, configure and maintain the OS, as 6.4 is the new KDE (K Desktop Environment) A GUI-based user interface primarily for Unix and Linux machines, but also available for Windows and Mac. The source code is freely distributed and is maintained by developers around the world. 1.1.2 with over 220 applications. API is also helping Covalent Technologies, Inc., deliver its new SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. Module for Apache on Alpha, along with the latest version of Raven_ SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data. 1.5, the premiere security module for Apache. The SNMP module provides real-time management information for server access statistics, activity load and utilization and actively informs management applications of serious anomalies using SNMP traps. The premiere demonstration of the SNMP module will be at LinuxWorld in API's booth, number 538, and Covalent's booth, number 3050.
"Our continued collaboration with Linux innovators and the addition of companies including Stormix strengthens our partner program and ensures its success," said Guy Ludden, marketing manager at API. "Our work with these companies has made a significant contribution, propelling Alpha Linux into the market."
Also new is MandrakeSoft's release of its powerful Mandrake mandrake, plant of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family), the source of a narcotic much used during the Middle Ages as a pain-killer and perhaps the subject of more superstition than any other plant. Linux 7.1 distribution on API's Alpha platform, which gives users a robust alternative for running compute-intensive applications. One of the top Linux distributions The external links in this article or section may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies. , this latest release is ideal for enterprise workstation and server environments and other areas where high-bandwidth and high-performance are critical.
"Mandrake Linux 7.1 demonstrates our core strength -- developing an operating system that is powerful, yet user-friendly. This is why it has widely expanded to the workstation and server market," said Henri Poole Henri Poole is a political campaign technologist and founder/director of CivicActions, co-founder of the AdvoKit project, serves on the Board of the Free Software Foundation and Affero, Inc. , CEO of MandrakeSoft. "Our ongoing relationship with API enables us to continue delivering the latest technology and ensure the growth and success of Alpha Linux."
For additional information or to join the API Partner Program, please visit the API Partner Program section on our Website at http://www.alpha-processor.com/partners.
API (Alpha Processor, Inc.) is a leading developer of high-performance solutions for high bandwidth and compute-intensive applications dedicated to the development of Linux solutions for the Internet and High Performance Computing (HPC (Handheld PC) A palmtop computer that weighs less than one pound and runs specialized versions of popular applications. Microsoft coined the term for its Windows CE operating system, which is an abbreviated version of Windows. See Pocket PC. ) markets. Addressing the demand for increased memory and I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output bandwidth to power rapidly expanding computing-heavy applications, API's products are ideal for today's high-performance clustering, rendering, Web server and e-commerce solutions. API's industry-recognized design team is committed to working with leading companies to deliver the highest performance, scalable systems available for VARs and system integrators. For more information on API and its product line, please see the Website at www.alpha-processor.com.