SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

October 09, 2014 05:00 ET

Linux Foundation Expands International Membership

Altera, Chelsio Communications, DataCentred, Imagination Technologies, and Travelping Are Latest Companies to Support Linux

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Altera, Chelsio Communications, DataCentred, Imagination Technologies and Travelping are joining the organization.

These companies illustrate that Linux continues to rapidly grow its footprint globally across a wide range of industries and applications. Data centers with massive operations are increasingly common. From cloud and embedded computing to analytics and hardware customization, enterprises are struggling with how to efficiently and cost-effectively handle new types and amounts of data. Today's new members understand the pull Linux has in the data center and support the collaborative work underway to solve today's scalable server, network and storage challenges.

"New industries and regions in the world continue to expand their commitment to Linux and open infrastructure and hardware," said Amanda McPherson, Chief Marketing Officer at The Linux Foundation. "We're excited to welcome these members and convene with many of them next week at LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. From the latest kernel developments to advances in embedded and cloud computing, we especially look forward to the knowledge-sharing and face-to-face collaboration an event like this offers to our new members."

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Altera's programmable solutions and complementary power management technologies enable customers to develop and deploy highly differentiated and innovative systems. Altera's ARM-based SoC FPGAs offer embedded developers a superior architecture that provide higher system performance, lower system power, greater flexibility, reduced board space and lower system costs. Altera SoC FPGAs are supported with the most advanced Linux technologies, including the latest stable kernel, the Long-term Support Initiative (LTSI), Preempt-RT and the Angstrom distribution. Altera is committed to the open source community and has upstreamed its SoC Linux code to mainline for continued improvement. The www.RocketBoards.org web portal is an open source community for Altera SoC FPGA users that provides thousands of Linux developers support resources and a repository of code based on industry-best practices.

"The architecture we have built into our ARM-based SoC FPGAs is second-to none; allowing customers to leverage our architectural advantage to rapidly develop highly differentiated products," said Joerg Bertholdt, Director of Embedded Software Marketing at Altera. "Linux is the most popular operating system chosen by our customers, and our work with the Linux community and now the Linux Foundation ensures our SoC FPGAs continue to be supported with the latest Linux technologies."

Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects and I/O virtualization with its robust, high-performance and proven Unified Wire technology. Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio offers 10-GbE and 40-GbE Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications.

"We have been supporting Linux since our first silicon offering," said Ásgeir Eiriksson, CTO at Chelsio Communications. "Our new Linux Foundation membership, combined with our long-standing support for open protocols, will be strategic in helping our customers solve today's networking and storage challenges for virtualized enterprise data centers, cloud service installations, and cluster computing environments."

DataCentred is a leading provider of next-generation data center and open-source cloud computing services focusing on clients with big research data sets and large storage requirements. The UK-based company combines co-location with powerful computer processing, advanced storage solutions and excellent network connectivity. By leveraging open source instead of proprietary software and architectures, DataCentred offers customers low cost, data portability and lack of vendor lock-in. The company is a gold sponsor at next week's CloudOpen Europe event.

"Collaboration and open source are at the heart of everything we do at DataCentred. Our Linux Foundation membership and participation at CloudOpen Europe are perfect opportunities for us engage and give back to the broader development community," said Matt Jarvis, Head of Cloud Computing at DataCentred. "Linux is absolutely essential when building massively scalable distributed infrastructure. Leveraging open source is what sets us apart from our peers, and enables us to able to provide competitive and powerful systems for IT storage and cloud computing."

Imagination Technologies is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company's broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world's most iconic products.

"The Linux Foundation plays an important role in the industry by supporting kernel development and collaboration and providing expertise as Linux continues to proliferate," said Ian Oliver, Senior Director of Developer Tools at Imagination Technologies. "Imagination's involvement with the Linux Foundation reflects our strong belief in open source and plays a key role in building a vibrant open source community around the MIPS architecture."

Travelping delivers product and services to enable its customers to take full advantage of the benefits of next-generation networking. The company's products and solutions are based on industry-proven physical and virtual appliance platforms. These purpose built-platforms ensure best-in-class performance, scalability and reliability combined with consistent end-to-end management capabilities. The company also offers comprehensive professional service, including network consultancy, training, workshops and custom development.

"We deploy and operate network solutions using the latest industry-proven technology like Linux," said Holger Winkelmann, Managing Director at Travelping. "We're also committed to offering a broad range of highly scalable appliances based on an open, common platform, so the Linux Foundation's leadership in nurturing software defined networking is extremely important to us."

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 http://www.linuxfoundation.org.

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