Systems Management Innovator rPath Joins Linux Foundation

Systems Management Innovator rPath Joins Linux Foundation

rPath sees increasing Linux deployments for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2010 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that rPath is its newest member. rPath is an innovator in automating system provisioning and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments and works with Linux users to achieve flexibility, scalability and control within today’s limited budgets.

Smaller budgets have increased demand for solutions that allow IT to take on increasing levels of scale without adding cost or headcount. rPath today offers automation solutions for provisioning and patching a variety of Linux-based systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise, among others. Its Linux Foundation membership will enable it to broaden its community involvement and collaborate with industry and technical leadership.

“We’re seeing increasing demand for tools that can help provision and maintain Linux-based systems in large-scale physical, virtual and cloud-based environments,” said Jake Sorofman, chief marketing officer for rPath. “Our Linux Foundation membership will allow us to collaborate with the community of vendors, end users and contributors who can help us successfully meet this growing demand.”

rPath will participate in various Linux Foundation events. It will also contribute to Linux Foundation workgroups and other activities and services that accelerate the adoption of Linux.

“rPath has been blazing a trail in application release and system automation for many years and we’re excited to welcome them as our newest member,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at the Linux Foundation. “Many of our individual members are systems administrators and we’re looking forward to the new collaboration opportunities that come with rPath’s addition to the Linux Foundation.”

About rPath
rPath automates system provisioning and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. rPath’s innovative release automation platform is based on the industry’s only commercial version control repository for managing deployed software systems. The result is an easy-to-deploy and cost-effective automation solution for rapid, low-risk and low-overhead deployment and maintenance of complex software systems. rPath dramatically improves responsiveness to business lines, reduces compliance risks, and allows resource-constrained IT organizations to significantly reduce operating costs and “do more with less.” Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, rPath has 80+ customers including some of the world’s largest enterprises and ISVs. Visit www.rpath.com.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please visit www.linuxfoundation.org.

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