BakBone Software joins OSDL
BEAVERTON, Ore. - February 24, 2004 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), and BakBone SoftwareT (TSX: BKB, OTCBB: BKBOF), a leading provider of data protection software, today announced that BakBone has joined OSDL, a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux.
Through participation in OSDL's Data Center Linux Working Group, BakBone will help the working group focus on enterprise Linux data protection technologies. Data storage and protection are recognized as key to the acceleration of enterprise-wide adoption of Linux-based applications.
"Through our Linux Advantage® initiative, BakBone is committed to extending customer confidence in deploying enterprise applications on Linux," said Keith Rickard, president and CEO of BakBone Software. "Participating in OSDL's Data Center Linux working group enables us to contribute to the overall robustness of data protection on Linux and further accelerate the adoption of Linux storage solutions in the enterprise."
Demand for Linux backup solutions is growing rapidly. Estimates from IDC forecast 2003-2007 show Linux market share growth in the backup server market growing from 14 percent in 2002 to 26 percent in 2006.
"BakBone's deep experience in developing enterprise class-solutions on Linux will greatly contribute to OSDL's objectives," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "The momentum for Linux in the data center is prompting customers to demand a high level of guarantee for deploying mission-critical applications on Linux, and BakBone is contributing significantly to this demand."
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