Reinforcing the Company's position as the leading provider of data recovery software for Linux distributions, BakBone Software today announced a global alliance with Red Flag Software, China's leading Linux operating system developer, to deliver NetVault 7.0 backup and restore capabilities for Linux-based applications to the People's Republic of China. The alliance represents the first tier-one data protection provider to support Red Flag Linux distribution and builds on BakBone's worldwide growth in the Linux space. The agreement will also expand BakBone's footprint in the Pacific Rim region.
Enterprise customers in China, for the first time, will receive full data recovery and backup support on the Red Flag Linux platform. Fully certified to run on Red Flag's Server 4 series, NetVault 7.0 delivers an easy-to-deploy, affordable solution that can increase ROI by reducing complex configuration and operational requirements. As an early adopter of the Linux development platform, BakBone's NetVault enables customers to use Linux with confidence, while equally supporting both UNIX and Windows platforms.
"In partnering with Red Flag, we offer customers throughout China a completely scaleable data protection solution that delivers unrivaled lowest total cost of ownership and superior performance benefits," said Keith Rickard, president and CEO of BakBone Software. "The strategic relationship between Red Flag Software and BakBone further proves our commitment to providing best of breed solutions for the Pacific Rim marketplace. In addition to extending BakBone's reach into the Pacific Rim, this alliance will be key to gaining access to customers in government, banking, retail, manufacturing, utility and energy sectors in the Chinese market."
Linux is the fastest growing platform in the world with projected growth in the Linux server market expected to increase approximately 25 percent by 2006 according to IDC. This fast pace adoption of Linux among enterprises in China already has prompted the announcement of several other strategic partnerships between Red Flag and major U.S. database platform developers.
"The explosive adoption of Linux in China has prompted the need for enterprise-ready applications that run seamlessly on the network without any compromise to data backup and recovery needs," said Liu Bo, co-founder, president and CEO of Red Flag. "BakBone offers proven support and backup for more applications running on Linux than any other storage software manufacturer."