Japanese Systems Integrator Ten Art-ni Joins OSDL

Posted by dave on Apr 20, 2004 2:26 AM EST
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The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced that Ten Art-ni, a leading Japanese open source technology integrator, has joined OSDL and will participate in OSDL's Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux working groups to advance Linux in Japan.

BEAVERTON, Ore. and TOKYO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced that Ten Art-ni, a leading Japanese open source technology integrator, has joined OSDL and will participate in OSDL's Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux working groups to advance Linux in Japan.

"Japanese enterprises are rapidly moving to Linux," said Nobuo Kita, President and CEO of Ten Art-ni. "We are joining OSDL to work more closely in the global Linux eco-system and deploy large Linux systems throughout the enterprise with a focus on data centers."

Since its founding in 1997, Ten art-ni has built its business on open source technologies. Ten Art-ni's company-wide mission is to continually incorporate cutting-edge technologies into their offerings while addressing customer business challenges. In addition to providing Linux support, professional services, and system development, Ten Art-ni sells a range of Linux hardware and software products.

Enterprises are embracing Linux in Japan. Market research firm IDC predicts that Linux adoption will continue growing at a much faster pace than Windows and UNIX in the Japanese server market. According to IDC Enterprise Server Tracker, Linux server shipments will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent from 2002 to 2007.

"With the rapid global adoption of Linux, we're pleased to have Ten Art-ni join OSDL," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "This newest OSDL member will bring a wealth of knowledge about the use of Linux in the Japanese corporate data center."

About Ten Art-ni Corporation

Ten Art-ni was founded in 1997 to create customer-focused IT solutions using open source technologies. The company is financially backed by leading global technology and venture capital groups including: Otsuka Shokai Co., Ltd., Inabata & Co., Ltd., Intel Pacific, Inc., NEC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd, SGI Japan, Ltd., Oracle Corporation Japan, and NIF Ventures Co., Ltd. With global company headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, the company provides pre-development research, analysis and system design to system development and support with a wide range of Linux and Java software and hardware that it sells throughout Asia. Additional information on the company is available in English at (http://www.10art-ni.co.jp/english/)

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 and supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides Linux expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL members include Ten Art-ni, Alcatel, BakBone Software, BSTC, Cisco, Co-Create, Computer Associates, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, IP Telecom, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, NEC Soft, Network Appliance, Nokia, Novell, NTT, NTT Data Intellilink, Portlock, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba Solutions, Transmeta Corporation, Trolltech, Turbolinux, Unilever, VA Software and Wind River Systems. Visit OSDL on the Web at http://www.osdl.org.

NOTE: 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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