SOURCE: Xandros, Inc.

April 12, 2006 08:05 ET

Xandros Server to Use BRU Network Backup From TOLIS Group

Xandros Server, Utilizing BRU™ and Other Leadership Tools, Delivers a Long Sought-After Linux Alternative to the Windows™ Lock on the SMB Space

NEW YORK, NY and SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2006 -- Xandros, the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, and TOLIS Group, Inc., developer of the ultra-reliable BRU™ brand of data backup and restore solutions, today announced an agreement to integrate a complete BRU backup and recovery system into the forthcoming Xandros Server -- the first truly viable alternative to the dominance of Microsoft® Windows servers in the SMB (small-to-medium business) and departmental markets.

"We are excited that BRU Server is to be included in the initial release of Xandros Server and know that the combination of easy management and reliable backup will provide peace-of-mind for small-to-medium business system administrators utilizing Xandros Server," said Tim Jones, President/CTO of TOLIS Group. "The power of Xandros Server, with its plug-in technology in the Xandros Management Console (xMC), is set to revolutionize the SMB server space."

"We are taking Linux servers where they have never gone before, into enterprise departments and SMBs, and it was essential to be the first Linux Server to provide a reliable backup and recovery system for administrators with little or no Linux server experience," said Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO. "The BRU solutions from TOLIS have a long history of ultra-reliability. Now, with our combined Xandros-TOLIS solution, the administrator does not even have to figure out what system configuration or data files need to be backed up for various server services. This task is taken care of by the workflow automation built into Xandros Server, together with BRU's xMC management plug-in."

The Xandros Server, to be launched at LinuxWorld Toronto, provides an easy-to-use alternative to costly Windows servers that addresses the issues normally encountered when administering SMB-class systems. Its integrated suite of services enables failsafe, centralized remote administration, workflow automation, and consolidated system monitoring, together with drop-in compatibility with existing domains and networks.

The BRU Server component of Xandros Server delivers unparalleled network backup and restore capabilities, not just for Xandros Server, but for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux clients as well. BRU was the first non-development end-user application available for Linux users in 1994 (kernel 0.99pl12) and continues its data protection leadership across Linux systems to this day.

About TOLIS Group, Inc.

The mission of TOLIS Group is the provision, to end-users and OEMs, of leading-edge UNIX, Linux and Mac OS X data backup and restore solutions that are effective, reliable, and of excellent value. Our servicemarks of "Software You Can Trust" and "Backup You Can Trust" guide every aspect of TOLIS' business.

TOLIS also administers the Linux Tape Device Certification Program ( Contact TOLIS Group at PH: 1.480.505.0488, FAX: 1.480.505.0492, E-mail:, or visit TOLIS on the Web at:

TOLIS is an acronym representing: Talented Organization Leveraging Intelligent Solutions

About Xandros

Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows targeting homes and businesses. Xandros pioneered low-cost operating systems with all-graphical desktops, servers, and management tools that provide seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information, please visit

BRU and BRU Server are trademarks of the TOLIS Group. Xandros is a registered trademark of Xandros Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    TOLIS Group, Inc.
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