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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