Aduva Joins Open Source Development Labs A leading provider of Linux management automation solutions brings expertise

to Lab working groups



    BEAVERTON, Ore., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Source Development Labs
 (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux in
 the enterprise, today announced that Aduva Inc., a leading provider of Linux
 management automation solutions for distributed and mainframe-based
 environments, has joined OSDL and will participate in the Lab's Desktop Linux
 and Data Center Linux working groups.
     Aduva, a privately-held system management software company with financial
 backing from BMC Software, IBM, and Intel, develops technology that helps
 enterprises reduce the time and expertise required to build, deploy and
 maintain stable, compliant, secure and reliable Linux software environments.
     "As Linux gains acceptance in corporations, managers need help running
 increasingly complex Linux deployments that scale up and out," said Zev
 Laderman, chairman and CEO of Aduva. "Our participation in OSDL and its
 working groups will help us advance Linux in the enterprise and give us access
 to a forum where customers and vendors can work together with the Linux
 development community on shared challenges."
     Linux growth on the server has exploded, according to market research
 analysts. In its most recent report (May 28, 2004), IDC said Linux server
 revenues grew almost 60 percent in the first quarter of 2004 compared to the
 same period in 2003. Unit shipments of Linux jumped 46 percent over the same
 period, the seventh consecutive quarter of double digit growth, according to
 IDC.
     "For Linux to accelerate into broader enterprise adoption, customers will
 require tools for managing mixed IT environments of Linux, Windows, Unix and
 mainframes," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "We're pleased to have Aduva join
 as our newest member and we look forward to tapping their expertise in
 management automation for our Data Center Linux and Desktop Linux working
 groups."
 
     About Aduva
     Founded in 1999, Aduva develops software automation tools for Linux
 systems management. These tools provide greater flexibility in the allocation
 and provisioning for on-demand and complex computing power. Additionally, they
 enable companies to customize applications and systems to meet specific
 business enterprise needs -- without the traditional high costs associated
 with customization. Aduva is backed by Intel Capital, IBM, BMC Software
 Evergreen Partners and Elwin Partner Capital.
 
     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 by CA, Hitachi,
 HP, IBM, Intel and NEC, OSDL is a non-profit organization at the center of
 Linux supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry
 leaders. OSDL sponsors industry-wide initiatives around Linux in
 telecommunications, in the enterprise data center and on corporate desktops.
 The Lab also provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the
 United States and Japan available to developers around the world. Visit OSDL
 on the Web at http://www.osdl.org/.
 
     OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a
 trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of
 their respective holders.
 
 

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