New Linux Foundation Members Expand Linux Ecosystem in Cloud, Semiconductor and IP Multimedia Industries

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2013 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that dotCloud, LSI Corporation and Nefedia are joining the organization.

The demand for fast paced technology innovation creates pressure for shorter time to market and shrinks technology lifecycles. Process and tool efficiencies are required to address these needs and help grow businesses faster. Today’s new Linux Foundation members are supporting this pace of innovation through collaborative development in three IT markets—cloud computing, storage and networking, and IP Multimedia System (IMS).

More information about today’s newest Linux Foundation members:

dotCloud is the lead sponsor of Docker, an open-source engine which automates the deployment of applications as highly portable, self-sufficient containers. Docker containers can encapsulate any payload, and will run consistently on and between any server with a modern Linux kernel. The same lightweight container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop will run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare-metal servers, OpenStack clusters, or a public cloud.

“Docker aims to make technologies like LinuX Containers (LXC) lightweight, complete, and far easier to manipulate and distribute,” said Solomon Hykes, founder and CTO of dotCloud. “Becoming a member of the Linux Foundation opens up huge possibilities for collaboration around these important open source technologies.”

LSI Corporation designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client computing. The technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with partners.

“The Yocto Project hosted by The Linux Foundation has been critical to advancing the use of embedded Linux in networking solutions and applications,” said Cristina Rodriguez, Director of Multicore Software, LSI Corporation. “Our membership is another step towards maximizing our Linux investment and applying technology solutions created in collaboration with community partners.”

Headquartered in the United Kingdom Nefedia is focused on management, design, marketing and deployment of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) platform with an emphasis on messaging, voice and video applications. The company services a variety of industries and markets including telecommunications, computers, automotive and industrial engineering.

“The Linux Foundation is a natural venue for Nefedia to increase collaboration with community members, and the Yocto Project is enabling Nefedia to innovate in the embedded and enterprise markets,” said Noel Dias, founder of Nefedia Ltd. “Membership can help extend our market reach given Linux is at the intersection of computing technologies that consume multimedia services and content including mobile devices, automobiles and the IMS.”

“The value members receive from Linux and open source community engagement is often realized by an organization’s or individual’s ability to accelerate innovation through the collaborative process,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “We welcome new members to pool experience and knowledge for common goals as a way to move further faster in their strategic initiatives.”

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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