Linux Leader to Launch Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 for ...

Posted by tadelste on Mar 22, 2006 12:08 AM EDT
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TOKYO --(Business Wire)-- March 21, 2006 -- Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions known for state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective IT solutions, has announced the release of a new server operating system with an easy Internet server configuration tool, called "Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 (TLAS2.0)." TLAS2.0 is based on BlueQuartz, the open source system software derived from open source Sun Cobalt GUI released by Sun Microsystems. TLAS2.0 is designed to optimize Internet servers, such as Web, Mail, and Domain Name Systems (DNS).

"Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 is an extremely user-friendly Internet server configuration application suitable for IT system directors, web designers, and end users who require uncomplicated server configuration and website management," said Koichi Yano, president and COO of Turbolinux, Inc. By simply installing the software on a standard IA Server with the intuitive Web Management tool "TLAS Server Desktop," multiple server operations can be uniformly managed.

Additionally, a secure e-mail environment and/or e-mail transferring of mail server management can be easily configured using the web browser. And, TurboPlus, an enhanced package management tool with an automatic update feature is included in the product package. Moreover, another special feature - "Active Monitor" - provides remote access capability to monitor server status and to locate potential abnormalities in the server. Turbolinux 10 Server (10S) serves as the base OS for TLAS2.0 with corresponding support for various IA servers, anti-virus, groupware, and backup software, among other applications.

Due to the discontinuance of Sun Microsystem's server appliance "Sun Cobalt," TLAS2.0 will succeed the Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 series (TLAS1.0), which has performed exceptionally well as an OEM offering since its release in February 2004. TLAS2.0 will be offered as both customized OEM product sales and separate boxed package sales.

In fact, Turbolinux has invited the existing OEM sales partners of TLAS1.0, as well as system integrators with configuration and management expertise, to become "TLAS Premier Partners" to support sales activity and service support. The objective of these key alliances is to help facilitate the deployment of TLAS2.0 by enterprise firms, educational institutions, local governments, and Internet service providers.

The main enhanced features of Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 include:

-- SMTP transfer function for each domain

-- SMTP Authentication



-- Sequence number setting of mailing list

-- Packet filter (simple firewall) setting

-- Submission port setting

-- DNS: SPF record setting

-- Subdivision of server system administrator authority

Turbolinux Appliance Server 2.0 is slated for release in Japan on March 24, 2006, with an international version to follow. Presales began on March 10, 2006. The TLAS2.0 boxed package is also available online at The release date of the international version and the special partnership program for overseas markets will be announced later this year.

About Turbolinux, Inc.

Turbolinux develops and sells the leading Linux distribution in Asia-Pacific. The operating system is optimized to run on a wide range of hardware platforms, including Intel-based servers and IBM mainframes. Turbolinux, with headquarters in Japan and offices worldwide, plays a major role in developing Linux systems for the Japanese market, including Japanese and Chinese language "double-byte" text support. More than half of Turbolinux's staff is dedicated to Linux engineering development and support, providing expert support and custom application development services that go beyond Japanese localization issues. Turbolinux works extensively with standards bodies and partners to ensure certification and software compatibility in all business environments. For more information, visit the corporate website at

Turbolinux is a trademark of Turbolinux, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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