LINUXWORLD, BOOTH #956, SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Country, a provider of systems management solutions for Linux servers, blades, desktops and appliances today expanded its extensive list of supported Linux distributions announcing support for the popular Debian platform. With Debian support, Open Country now offers the Debian community a supported enterprise management solution boosting the appeal and viability of Debian in the enterprise. Open Country's latest release supports Progeny Componentized Linux (CL) 3.0, which is based on Debian release 3.1 (Sarge) and is Linux Standard Base (LSB) compliant. OC-Manager will run on Debian 3.1 and on any CL-based distribution. Having a standard well-defined Debian release like Componentized Linux enables Open Country to focus its development, testing and support resources. "By adding Debian to Open Country's global choice of 15 Linux distributions, Open Country continues to deliver on its promise of being the choice leader and further reduce the risk of customers being locked into proprietary silos," said Michael Grove, CEO of Open Country. "Componentized Linux is a simple low-cost way to optimize Linux and fits very well with our commitment of offering what we call "Open Choice" -- providing manageable alternatives to evolutionarily adapt the IT enterprise." OC-Manager can be implemented in less than a day to efficiently manage current Linux implementations whether there are 10 or 10,000 units deployed while providing a very adaptable management foundation to expand Open Source and other implementations of Linux. OC-Manager's web-based user interface empowers system administrators, even those not specifically trained in Linux, to easily perform critical tasks including provisioning, monitoring, backup and restore, software and patch management, and disaster recovery. "Open Country's addition of Componentized Linux as a supported platform for their OC-Manager product will be a welcome development among system administrators. It's yet another example of the growing worldwide adoption of Debian in the enterprise," said Ian Murdock, Progeny Chairman and founder of Debian. With widespread support for Linux distributions, Open Country provides a single management tool for multiple distributions, simplifying management and preserving customer choice. About Open Country Open Country's Systems Management Software creates "Open Choice" by providing a universal management solution for major Linux distributions. Open Country makes Linux distributions and software stacks independent of how solutions are adopted, managed and supported, allowing organizations to work with the best available and most cost effective solutions. With OC-Manager (TM), all basic systems management functions such as provisioning, software deployment, asset management, backup and restore and remote help desk support are provided in a single dashboard so that even a novice administrator can use them. With support for 15 leading Linux distributions, Open Country is helping expand the worldwide adoption of Linux in the enterprise. For more information, visit http://www.opencountry.com .
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