TELECOMWORLDWIRE-23 May 2003-IBM and Trustix win server contract from UK GP organisation(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
The Royal College of General Practitioners, a UK-based organisation for GPs, has awarded a contract to IBM and security and systems management company Trustix for a Linux-based e-mail server solution.
Under the terms of the agreement Trustix will supply a solution based on its web and e-mail servers which will be installed on an xSeries server from IBM.
Software vendor Trustix has announced the immediate availability of its Small Office Server and Small Office Suite for small businesses.
The Trustix Small Office Server is built using Linux and offers a web server, mail server, proxy server and LAN server while the Small Office Suite provides a software only solution for installation onto existing hardware.
Ferrari UK - the official importer of Ferraris into Britain - plans to cut its IT costs by installing new IMB and Trustix servers running Linux software.
'The Trustix and IBM server solution will eliminate the upgrade costs associated with the Novell approach without any loss of functionality.'
He added: 'The graphical interface with the Trustix products is very easy to use and therefore you do not need indepth Linux experience to use the products on a day to day basis.
In the longer term, Ferrari UK is also looking to use Trustix Linux Solution and IBM eServer xSeries system to develop a two-tier disaster recovery strategy.
'The additional protection we are planning to implement with the Trustix Linux Solution and some of the IBM hardware will provide a complete mirrored environment, which we can swap over to in the event of major disruption localised to the computer room itself.