Asianux Welcomes its 6th Member

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Colombo, Sri Lanka (July 5, 2010) - Today, the Asianux Consortium announced that Enterprise Technology (Pvt) Limited from Sri Lanka officially joins Asianux Consortium as the 6th member. So far Asianux business already covers 6 Asian countries and delivers their services through their members which are Red Flag in China, Miracle Linux in Japan, Hancom in Korea, VietSoftware in Vietnam, WTEC in Thailand and now Enterprise Technology in Sri Lanka.

Enterprise Technology (Pvt) Limited is one of the leading software companies in Sri Lanka with over 10 years experience in providing business-critical Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions for major Sri Lankan Corporations. Staffed with highly qualified, trained and certified professionals, Enterprise Technology was the first systems integrator to migrate to Linux over 100 computers on one single site therefore boosting corporations’ confidence in Linux solutions. By joining Asianux, Enterprise Technology diversifies into developing the Linux and Open Source market in Sri Lanka with Asianux products.

The Open Source culture has been developing in Sri Lanka for a long time. Sri Lankan Open Source communities and corporations are contributing to the global Open source world through many projects such as Apache AXIS, Synapse, the Sahana Disaster Management System and Google open source project. Although Open Source Software and Linux represent an emerging market in Sri Lanka, Enterprise Technology is convinced that it is the right time to build and develop this market in Sri Lanka.

The Asianux Consortium differentiates itself from other Linux vendors with its unique ‘4-CO’ business model: co-development, co-brand, co-support and co-marketing. Working towards establishing a real Asian standard Linux platform, Asianux combines the wisdom of its Asian members and takes advantage of integrated local resources, recruiting highly qualified members from every Asian country. Asian countries, with their strong intention to promote their respective local software industry and OSS technology, are enthusiastically witnessing Asianux winning business model and they give it applause all across Asia.

Asianux has accumulated a lot of experience by working with different layers of ecosystem partners. With several years of close collaboration with Intel, Asianux has an ever better understanding of Intel architecture’s technical leadership and mature ecosystem support. Moreover, Intel and Asianux can work together to ensure timely enabled new features and performance tuning with almost every new release. Asianux Server 3, the latest version of Asianux Server product, perfectly supports the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, providing good stability and high performance. Intel has gradually become the most trusted platform Asianux recommends to its customers. The cooperation between Asianux and its partners will be extending to more countries through Asianux increasing members.

Jun Yoshida, The COO of Asianux, says: ”Thanks to every members' contribution, Asianux achieved a great success in 2008. We are pleased to welcome Enterprise Technology as Asianux Consortium's 6th member. The joining of Enterprise Technology expends our coverage in Asia and delivers more qualified products and services to Sri Lankan customers. We welcome more and more Asian countries to join Asianux to build and share our brilliant future.”

Enterprise Technology Ltd, one of the leading System Integrators in Sri Lanka, recently announced that Sri Lanka Telecom Plc, the country’s leading Fixed Line Telecom Service Provider has decided to deploy one of their key applications on Asianux powered Linux Servers.

“We are extremely pleased about the confidence that Sri Lanka Telecom has placed on both Asianux as well as their partners in Sri Lanka. The selection of Asianux for a critical application by a leading Telecom Operator has opened up new opportunities for the price-performance in IT infrastructure for corporate Sri Lanka” said Kithsiri Gunasekara, Director of Enterprise Technology

"Intel’s goal is to make all software run best on Intel architecture,” said Ram Peddibhotla, open source business director, Intel Corporation. “We have been working closely with Asianux for several years across multiple product lines from technical enabling to joint business development. Through 4-CO, we are delighted to see our customers are able to enjoy both Intel processor technical advantages and timely qualified local service.”

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