Canonical welcomes new partners following latest Ubuntu 10.10 release

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the signing of several significant partnerships following the release last month of Ubuntu 10.10.

Boxed Ice, Opsview, Riptano, Unoware, Vladster, Wavemaker and Zend all joined as Canonical Software Partners, their applications delivering solutions for business and personal use, and supported by commercial companies providing the highest level of service.

Canonical Software Partners work closely with the development teams who deliver Ubuntu, and thus ensure that installation and operation are of the highest quality.

“In the past year, we’ve seen an increase in partners joining our ecosystem, an indication of Ubuntu’s worldwide acceptance and growing-use in the enterprise,” said Matt Asay, COO of Canonical. “We welcome our newest partners and encourage our customers to take advantage of all that they offer.”

About Canonical’s newest partners

Boxed Ice’s Server Density is a server monitoring tool provided as a service that makes it easy to start monitoring your server performance and applications such as Apache and MySQL. Get e-mail, SMS and iPhone alerts when things go wrong, troubleshoot historical problems and plan future capacity.

Opsview delivers business-powered monitoring without the complexity or expense of proprietary software. This integrated and commercially-supported open source product gives you a simplified deployment experience, a single console for managing and monitoring distributed deployments, and a comprehensive view of your physical, virtualized and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Riptano’s Cassandra is the most scalable and high performance database for online transactions available. Offering geographic distribution of data across multiple data centers and linear, incremental scalability, Cassandra allows the addition of resources on an as needed basis. Riptano is the company providing software, training and professional services for Apache Cassandra.

Unoware provides enterprise-level business and IT solutions, considering the lowest total cost of ownership. Unoware solutions implement the best standards for SOA, BPM and EAM, considering virtualization and high-availability runtimes, running entirely on Linux platforms, like Ubuntu Server.

Vladster delivers Point of Sale and inventory management solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Our main open source product IncoPOS gives you great control over your business. IncoPOS also includes very powerful non-free add-ons which make the interaction with other management systems and data visualization a breeze.

WaveMaker Software is the only open and easy-to-use web and cloud development platform. WaveMaker’s visual, drag and drop tools flatten the Java learning curve by 92% and create standard Java applications with 98% less code. WaveMaker applications are cloud-ready and include built-in support for multi-tenancy and elastic scaling.

Zend Technologies, Inc, the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business critical PHP applications. Deployed at more than 30,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products delivers a comprehensive solution for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. For more information, please visit the website or call 408-253-8800.

To find a Canonical partner, please visit our partner directory.

For information on becoming a partner, contact us.

About Canonical

Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.

Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit www.canonical.com.

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