[PC-BSD Announce] iXsystems Acquires BSD Mall
Charles A. Landemaine
charles at pcbsd.org
Tue May 29 05:56:27 PDT 2007
(PRWEB) May 29, 2007 -- iXsystems announced today its acquisition of BSD
Mall, a division of cyLogistics, that offers BSD-based CDs and DVDs for
the FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly and Darwin communities, as well as
clothing, hats and other promotional items.
iXsystems intends to merge BSD Mall into FreeBSD Mall in order to provide
a centralized location for BSD users to purchase BSD-based CDs and DVDs
and support the BSD project of their choice. FreeBSD Mall, formerly Walnut
Creek CD-Rom, is a subsidiary of iXsystems, Inc.
"iXsystems' goal is to increase visibility and support of the BSD projects
and to consolidate BSD distribution under one roof. The best way to
accomplish this is through our acquisition of BSD Mall, a primary source
of BSD CDs and DVDs, as well as other BSD-themed promotional items," said
Michael Lauth, CEO of iXsystems.
Over the next month the BSDMall.com website will be transitioned to
FreeBSDMall.com, after which time FreeBSD Mall will take over order
fulfillment for all products. Don Witt, CEO of BSD Mall and founder of
cyLogistics, will be stepping down from his position at BSD Mall and
accepting a position on the iXsystems Advisory Board. "Not since Walnut
Creek CD-Rom has there been such a single large corporate sponsor of BSD,"
"By merging FreeBSD Mall with BSD Mall, we will be able to better serve
the entire BSD Community with a complete selection of CDs, DVDs, training,
support and promotional items," said Theresa Garner, General Manager of
iXsystems, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance computing
clusters, blade servers, rackmount servers and storage solutions to the
global marketplace. iXsystems supplies FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux
servers to a wide cross-section of industries. iXsystems also supports and
maintains the PC-BSD project. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.
About BSD Mall
BSD Mall provides software subscription services for the BSD distributions
and is dedicated to the support and expansion of the BSD communities
including FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly and Darwin.
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Charles A. Landemaine.
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