Secure Linux operating system and software provider Trustix AS has signed a strategic partnership deal with Chinese server manufacturer Langchao Group to bundle its Trustix Linux Solutions Software (TLS) suite on the company's Intel-based hardware.
Based in Trondheim, Norway, and with offices in San Jose, California and Jakarta, Indonesia, Trustix is a fast emerging player in the Linux server software market. It has scored something of a coup with this deal with Langchau, which is the largest native server manufacturer in China with a 15% share of the market behind only US giants IBM Corp and Hewlett-Packard Co.
The Trustix portfolio includes the Secure Linux operating system distribution, as well as firewall, web server, proxy server, LAN server, web server, and mail server software through the TLS suite. The company has worked with IBM to deploy TLS on its xSeries servers for convenience retailer 7-Eleven, and most recently to replace an existing Novell network for sports car vendor Ferrari