Originally Published: Wednesday, 2 February 2000 Author: John Eastman
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Informix Extends Linuxcare, Inc. Partnership to Further Champion Linux

Underscoring its continued commitment to Linux, the open-source operating system for the Internet, Informix(R) Corporation announced an extensive alliance with Linuxcare(R), Inc., the premier vendor of Linux technical services to Global 1000 companies.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2000--Underscoring its continued commitment to Linux, the open-source operating system for the Internet, Informix(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:IFMX) announced an extensive alliance with Linuxcare(R), Inc., the premier vendor of Linux technical services to Global 1000 companies.

Through Linuxcare's Custom Solution Service , Linuxcare will provide optimization and certification of Informix Internet data servers running on Linux including Informix Internet Foundation 2000, Cloudscape and the Informix Extended Parallel Server (XPS).

"Foundation.2000(TM) and Cloudscape are ideal platforms for Internet applications being developed by the 'dot coms' of the world," said Steve Weick, senior vice president and group executive, i.Foundation(TM) Business Group.

"Extending our Linuxcare partnership through the Custom Solution Service program guarantees that Informix customers will receive the highest performance, most reliable and most scalable Internet database technology on Linux. Together we will offer customers optimized solutions, as well as proactive support for a multitude of distributions."

Server and network operating systems are now considered part of the mission-critical information technology infrastructure in many vertical markets, including engineering, education and retail industries. These customers are attracted to Linux because of its ability to run complex, robust applications without compromising speed.

Linux's reputation is spreading as a cost-effective, scalable alternative that withstands demanding computing requirements. In addition, its simplicity and reliability make Linux a popular choice for e-commerce solutions and 'dot com' companies.

Informix and Linuxcare Custom Solution Service

Through the Linuxcare Custom Solution Service program, Informix and Linuxcare will partner in tuning the Linux operating system to maximize scalability and performance for data intensive applications. Initial targeted platforms include the Compaq DeskPro EN and EP servers and the Dell PowerEdge 1300 and 2300 servers.

As part of this process, Linuxcare will provide customization and certification of Informix servers on Linux. The Linuxcare partnership will allow Informix customers to have direct access to Linuxcare's industry-leading training, consulting and implementations services.

Linuxcare has partnered with Informix to bring Cloudscape, the platform for embedded and distributed eBusiness applications, as a premier product for the new Linuxcare embedded business unit. Cloudscape's 100% Java compatibility and smaller footprint make it the ideal solution for the embedded database and mobile market.

"Through Linuxcare, Informix will be distribution and vendor neutral to run on Red Hat, SuSE and other providers," said Bob Walters, vice president business development, Linuxcare, Inc. "This lets their customers choose their Linux distribution while taking advantage of a comprehensive Web development solution on Linux."

Informix for Linux Alpha

Moving forward, Informix will continue to provide Linux versions of its solutions to support multiple platforms, programs and partners across the enterprise. As part of this announcement, Informix is also committed to release Foundation.2000 for the Linux Alpha platform. A version of Foundation.2000 for Linux Alpha will be demonstrated in the SuSE Booth No. 419 at LinuxWorld this week.

"Informix's Foundation.2000 on Linux will accelerate Linux use beyond the front end Web servers where Linux has been so popular," said Tim Yeaton, vice president of Compaq's UNIX Systems Business Unit. "This port to 64-bit Alpha technology will further this growth by delivering the higher I/O and system throughput demanded as Linux moves into back office eBusiness."

LinuxWorld Show, Feb 2-4, 2000

Informix will be exhibiting at the Linux World 2000 show in New York this week (Informix Booth No. 101) offering Try & Buy copies of both Foundation.2000 on Linux and Informix Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Users can download Foundation.2000 on Linux at http://www.informix.com/iif2000/.

The Cloudscape database developer license on Linux is available for download at http://www.Cloudscape.com/Evaluations.

About Informix

Based in Menlo Park, Informix Corporation specializes in advanced information management technologies that help enterprises in the i.Economy get to market quickly, generate new revenue, build a unique strategic advantage, and solve their most complex business problems.

Informix offers customers a complete software infrastructure for the Web that delivers highly scalable transaction processing, personalized content management, integrated business intelligence, full multimedia capabilities and complete e-commerce solutions. For more information, contact the sales office nearest you or visit our Web site at www.informix.com.

About Linuxcare, Inc.

Linuxcare, Inc. is the leading provider of customer services for enterprise Linux environments, including technical support, professional services, education and product certification. Linuxcare supports all major distributions of Linux, leading Open Source software solutions and Linux-based enterprise database applications on all major hardware platforms.

The company hosts www.linuxcare.com, the world's leading online technical support resource for Linux. Founded in 1998, Linuxcare is headquartered in San Francisco. The company can be reached at 415/354-4878.

The following are trademarks of Informix Corporation or its affiliates, one or more of which may be registered in the U.S. or other jurisdictions: Informix(R), Cloudscape(TM), Extended Parallel Server(TM), i.Foundation(TM), and Informix Internet Foundation.2000(TM).

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