Mandriva and Seanodes sign a partnership agreement
Posted on: 03/19/2007 07:54 PM

A press release from Mandriva:

Paris, March 19th 2007 - Mandriva and Seanodes today announce their partnership.

Mandriva has become a strategic partner for Seanodes, with two main areas of co-operation:

- availability of Seanodes' Shared Internal Storage (SIS) solution in Mandriva Corporate Server 4;

- global technical partnership between Mandriva and Seanodes on virtualization solutions.

This new partnership will provide a low cost storage solution both for high performance computing and virtualized environments. Virtualization is one of the main features of Corporate Server 4, which includes the newest tools from Xen, SWsoft and VMware. Exanodes, Seanodes' Shared Internal Storage solution, aims to harmonize the use of internal disks of physical machines in an easy, efficient and reliable way.

"As Mandriva is a strategic player in the Linux distributions market, it was quite natural for Seanodes to work closely with Mandriva?, explains Franck Gana, Seanodes Marketing Manager. ?The Exanodes and Shared Internal Storage concept is a close fit not only for high performance computing but also for virtualization. These are two domains in which Mandriva provides efficient solutions".

By certifying and distributing Seanodes products, Mandriva further adds to its range of partners in the server market. According to Anne Nicolas, Mandriva Corporate Product Manager, "Seanodes' approach is extremely interesting because it provides complete virtualization of physical server resources. It will be a good complement for all our virtualization tools included in Corporate Server 4".

For Mandriva, this new partnership represents an ideal way to grow the software ecosystem for Corporate Server 4. For Seanodes, it is another step towards developing a technological and commercial ecosystem for High Performance Computing.

About Seanodes
Founded in 2002 and stemming from a French research laboratory, Seanodes is a software publisher which offers data storage solutions specifically designed to meet the demands of Linux clusters. Seanodes ambition is to extend the principles of distributed open systems to the world of data storage. Exanodes, the first product put out by Seanodes, makes it possible to drastically reduce storage system costs while doubling performance (I/O and speed). In 2003, Seanodes won the first prize at the CETI contest organized by the Ministry of Research and ANVAR. www.seanodes.com

About Mandriva
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. More information at: www.mandriva.com



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