Key Players In The Linux and Open Source Industry Sign On As Sponsors For LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 9, 2007 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events, today announced a strong sponsor lineup for the inaugural LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit, scheduled to take place February 14-15, 2007 in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. Exhibitors and sponsors for the Summit include more than 30 of the most influential and innovative companies in the Linux and open source marketplace, including AMD, CentricCRM, EMC, Google, IBM, Novell, XenSource and many more. The OpenSolutions Summit is scheduled to take place February 14-15, 2007, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

During this one-of-a-kind, intimate and highly focused event, more than 30 in-depth technical sessions across seven tracks will be presented by IT leaders from some of the top enterprise companies in the industry including Nationwide, Pfizer, Solvay, Novell,,, and the Department of Defense. Real-world peer case studies will also be presented, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to learn what worked, what didn't, what obstacles were faced and how they were overcome, directly from those who have already deployed open source technologies in their IT environments.

"Having a strong presence at LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit is particularly exciting to us because of the smaller and more intimate forum that is being used for this event," said Judy Chavis, Director of Business Development & Global Alliances, Dell. "The Summit provides a great opportunity for IT professionals interested in deploying Linux in their enterprises, from the desktop to the data center, to hear from others who are already doing so."

Sponsors at LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit will also participate in the Sponsor Showcase, featuring premier Linux and open source vendors. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers, peers, and solution providers during showcase hours. A complete list of event sponsors and exhibitors participating in the showcase includes:



— Barracuda Networks

— CentricCRM

— Centeris Corporation

— Centrify


— Dell

— Egenera


— Emulex

— Emperor Linux

— Enterprise OpenSource Magazine

— Extension Media

— Free Standards Group

— Google

— Hummingbird Connectivity, an OpenText Company

— Hyperic


— Linux Journal

— LinuxSurf


— Mellanox

— Microsoft

— Nokia

— QLogic Corporation

— Socialtext

— SourceMedia

— SpikeSource

— Supermicro

— SWsoft, Inc.

— SysAdmin

— Tresys

— Ubuntu

— VMware

— XenSource

LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit is a regional and vertically focused conference that addresses the needs and interests of IT professionals involved in the deployment of Linux and open source solutions. Attendees can register at . Conference passes are available for $995 and Sponsor Showcase passes are available at no cost to qualified attendees.

About LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit

LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit is a regional and vertically focused conference tailored specifically to the needs and interests of IT professionals involved in the deployment of Linux and open source solutions. LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks for the financial, healthcare, manufacturing and retail markets. For more information visit . For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) produces tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), Next Generation Data Center, SaaScon(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness, RoboNexus and RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.