SOURCE: OpenLogic

September 30, 2010 10:31 ET

OpenLogic Continues Growth in Europe With Smile Partnership

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) -  OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software support and governance solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced it has broadened its presence in Europe through a partnership with Smile. Smile is a leading open source systems integrator in Europe and will distribute OpenLogic's offerings in France, Switzerland, Spain and Benelux.

This expands OpenLogic's presence in Europe. In January of 2010, OpenLogic signed a deal with credativ, who has support centers in the UK and Germany.

Details of the Smile Partnership:
Based on the OpenLogic partnership, Smile will offer its clients, in all countries where the company is operating, open source support, provisioning and governance.

  • Open source support: Smile will offer support services for OpenLogic's certified library of 500+ projects. Smile will handle the first levels of support with OpenLogic handling higher levels of support.ll. OpenLogic's internal experts and the OpenLogic Expert Community will help to ensure any fixes are contributed back to the open source projects.
  • Open source provisioning and governance: Smile will be a distributor and will provide consulting in the use and deployment of OpenLogic scanning and governance tools. Smile will also provide open source audit services, deliver open source policy workshops and help companies put in place open source governance and compliance programs.

credativ Partnership:
Through the previously announced credativ partnership, credativ:

  • Strengthens OpenLogic's support in Europe and enable OpenLogic to offer in-depth third level support through credativ's support centers in the U.K. and Germany.
  • Provides global backstop support for OpenLogic's Linux CentOS (OpenLogic announced full enterprise support of CentOS in December 2009)
  • Provides additional global backstop support for the 500+ open source packages already certified by OpenLogic's 42 point certification process.

About OpenLogic
OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate the integration and deployment of open source components -- reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic, go to www.openlogic.com.

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