One of the most rapidly growing and popular operating systems, Ubuntu, is taking a significant run at the U.S. business and enterprise market thanks to a new partnership between Ann Arbor’s The Linux Box and software developer Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu.
Launched in October 2004, Ubuntu is one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions in the world with more than 10 million users. With users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world, Ubuntu is a powerful and secure open source operating system for desktops, laptops, netbooks and servers. As open source software, Ubuntu costs nothing to download or update.
As an official Canonical Silver Solution Provider Partner, The Linux Box will sell, install and support customized Ubuntu-based solutions to organizations running Linux systems. It will also provide businesses with large-scale migration deployment support and training services for cloud computing infrastructures and enterprise desktop alternatives.
“Combining forces with The Linux Box enables many more US businesses in every industry to embrace Ubuntu as their end-to-end open source data center solution,” said Steve George, director of corporate services at Canonical. “We look forward to Ubuntu being The Linux Box’s best-of-breed open source solution.”
The Linux Box is an software consulting firm that customizes open source projects for clients across a variety of sectors, providing professional services for organizations looking to gain competitive advantage, reduce IT costs and increase the control they have over their open source technologies.
“Ubuntu’s game-changing operating system model is catching on with original equipment manufacturers and business organizations of all sizes,” noted Elizabeth Ziph, CEO and co-founder of The Linux Box. “We hope to help educate enterprises to Ubuntu’s solid performance characteristics and to expand its market share.”
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