For Immediate Release
Date: February 3, 2009
LinuxForce Contact: CJ Fearnley, (610) 734-1900
The Franklin Institute Contact: Paul Ricchiuti, (215) firstname.lastname@example.org
LinuxForce Expands Partnership with The
Philadelphia, PA 3 February 2009 LinuxForce, Inc., a leading
Linux-based technology services firm and a thought-leader in the Linux
and open-source technology spaces, today announced a major expansion of
their technology partnership with The Franklin
Institute. With this expansion, LinuxForce will be responsible for
the maintenance, monitoring and security of three of The Franklin's key
information systems including ten virtual servers. The new agreement
is the culmination of a series of successful consulting projects during
which LinuxForce assisted museum staff with the administration of these
systems and demonstrated their ability to meet The Franklin's critical
Since Spring 2008, LinuxForce has supported The Franklin Institute's
Information Technology Services department with a "comprehensive
anticipatory" approach to systems administration that is uniquely
proactive in implementation and monitoring of Linux systems. In addition,
this summer will mark the tenth anniversary of LinuxForce's relationship
with the museum's Educational Technology & Integrated Learning
Programs department. LinuxForce's pioneering comprehensive anticipatory
methodology at The Franklin integrates the LinuxForce
Monitoring℠ and Remote
Responder℠ services plus the power of Linux to ensure maximum
system reliability while The Franklin maintains a low total cost of
According to the terms of the expansion agreement, LinuxForce will
continue to be The Franklin Institute's support services provider of
choice for both Linux and open-source systems and software. "After
a decade of experience maintaining Linux systems for The Franklin's
Educational Technology Programs, we are thrilled that their IT department
has now entrusted us with the management of several more Linux systems.
We will employ our signature comprehensive anticipatory systems
administration approach to ensure that these systems continue to run
reliably in support of The Franklin's business objectives," commented
CJ Fearnley, President and CEO of LinuxForce. "We know that the proven
results of the eternally regenerative software built into the Debian/GNU
and Ubuntu Linux systems that we support will provide a flexible
infrastructure upon which The Franklin can build their web services."
The Franklin Institute has chosen to broaden its relationship with
LinuxForce for several reasons, including LinuxForce's proven Linux
expertise and attentive customer service. "LinuxForce is in tune with
our particular needs and challenges," according to Paul Ricchiuti, The
Franklin's Vice President of Information Technology. "They understand
budgetary constraints for support services and the need to use resources
very efficiently. They took the time to really understand The Franklin,
our processes, our employees and our culture. Additionally, access to
their staff and resources is always fast, efficient and personalized.
Their proverbial office door is always open."
"LinuxForce definitely takes a cohesive approach to understanding our
business and organization. They assist us in developing a customized
plan for our technology and web needs, be it a long-range strategy
or a specific project," continued Ricchiuti. "LinuxForce has been
instrumental in helping The Franklin set up best practices to get the
most out of our investment in information technology services."
This managed services agreement is LinuxForce's first extended agreement
with The Franklin Institute's Information Technology Services department.
About The Franklin Institute
Founded in honor of America's first scientist, Benjamin Franklin,
The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the
field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center
of activity. It is dedicated to creating a passion for science by
offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that
would dazzle and delight its namesake. For more information, please
About LinuxForce Inc.
LinuxForce℠ is a leading technology services provider specializing in
the development, implementation, management and support of Linux-based
systems, with a particular expertise in Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu.
LinuxForce's leadership and track record of delivering positive
business results since its founding in 1996 have made it the "go-to"
firm for solutions providers, companies, educational institutions
and other organizations wanting to migrate to Linux from Windows
and other proprietary operating systems, migrate from commercial
Linux distributions (such as Red Hat and SUSE) to the more stable,
secure and flexible ones like Debian/GNU and Ubuntu, outsource the
administration of their Linux-based systems, and support open source
applications such as web services, E-Mail, firewalls, databases,
eCommerce and VoIP. For more information on LinuxForce, Remote
Responder℠, LinuxForce Monitoring℠ or reseller opportunities,
e-mail sales@LinuxForce.net, or call (610) 734-1900. Visit LinuxForce
on the Web at http://www.LinuxForce.net.
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