Open Source Fuels Global Growth for IIX Inc., Micron Technology and Planisys

 SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2015 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that IIX Inc., Micron Technology, Inc., and Planisys are joining the organization.

From mature storage software to disruptive direct interconnection technology, today’s new members represent both large, global institutions and newly launched companies. Despite their differences, today’s new members believe open source -- and its shared development and funding model -- is strategic for achieving global growth. By investing in Linux, collectively these companies are best able to support open source to ensure it remains a viable, secure, community-driven and independent technology for numerous industries. 

More information about today’s new Linux Foundation members:

IIX’s software-defined interconnection platform enables programmable interconnection between networks that allow customers to gain more control, improve security, reduce costs associated with IP transit delivery, optimize network performance and extend network reach across the globe. IIX customers include content providers, data center providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), carriers and other enterprises globally.  Just as Linux is the core of today’s global public clouds, Linux powers IIX’s SDI platform.

 “Linux is a proven success with many cloud-enabling technologies and is now playing a strategic role in networking,” said Paul Gampe, Chief Technology Officer of IIX. “It’s key to the performance, security and cost advantages our SDI™ platform delivers to a number of applications, from e-commerce and gaming to Internet of Things and financial services. Our Linux Foundation membership is the perfect opportunity for us to engage and give back to the broader development community.”

Micron Technology, Inc. is a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash. Underpinning Micron’s storage efforts is ownership of the NAND Flash media, from technology design to system implementation. Through this vertical integration, Micron is able to optimize every layer within the storage solution stack, delivering unmatched workload-defined enterprise systems. For more information on Micron’s enterprise storage efforts, visit:

"From virtualization to big data applications, we see our customers increasingly turning to Linux to support these demanding workloads,” said Steve Moyer, Vice President of Storage Software Engineering at Micron Technology, Inc. “Joining the Linux Foundation allows Micron to invest in the future of Linux and its collaborative development model, while creating exciting new opportunities for customers to experience the unmatched performance, power and reliability advantages of flash-based storage

Planisys is a managed hosting services company headquartered in Argentina, with its own physical infrastructure in Latin America and U.S. datacenters. Planisys offers a wide range of services: CDN, corporate e-mail, high redundant DNS, e-mail marketing, transactional e-mail, Virtual Private Servers, Hosting Control Panels and in general Managed Hosting-related products with qualified engineering support. The company has developed its own cloud service architecture that spans different physical locations and connectivities, supporting IPv6 and a wide range of protocols for best performance and security.

 “Our specialty is high traffic and complex scenarios, mission-critical websites and systems where high availability, resiliency and nearly 100 percent uptime are needed,” said Carlos Horowicz, CEO and Co-Founder of Planisys. “This is a perfect environment for running Linux, which also makes it a natural fit for massively scalable distributed infrastructures. Planisys’ dynamic cloud infrastructure is built using the latest technology such as Linux containers and messaging. More than a mere technology partner though, our The Linux Foundation alliance will also help accelerate our U.S. expansion.” 

 “As open source has expanded into more industries and geographies, so has the Linux Foundation membership,” said Amanda McPherson, Chief Marketing Officer at The Linux Foundation. “Open code and collaboration are the preferred ways to efficiently and quickly differentiate across countless industries, from leading companies in semiconductors and storage to entrepreneurial companies disrupting cloud computing. Open source is now the de facto software of choice, so a diverse membership is an incredibly positive development for the future of Linux and The Linux Foundation.”

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



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