LinuxWorld.com and IDG World Expo Announce Product Excellence Award Winners at LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 5, 2008 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, today announced the winners of the “LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards.” Judged by a group of respected industry experts managed by LinuxWorld.com, the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld® and Next-Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) Conference & Expo exhibitors. The winners were recognized during a ceremony at the event on Tuesday, August 5.

“We saw a wide variety of products submitted for the Product Excellence Awards at this year’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, which demonstrates the high level of system administration productivity happening throughout the industry,” said Don Marti, site editor, LinuxWorld.com, and Product Excellence Judge. “We congratulate all the winners, as well as our finalists, for making the program so competitive.”

This year’s LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards were divided into 12 product categories, including “Best of Show,” that represent major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community.

The winners are as follows:

Best Application Development Tool

* Ingres: Ingres CAFÉ (Consolidated Application Foundation for Eclipse)

Best Business Application

* xTuple: xTuple ERP 3.0

Best Clustering or Grid Solution

* DataSynapse: Fabric Server 2.6

Best Desktop Solution

* Canonical: Ubuntu Desktop Edition 8.04 LTS

Most Innovative Hardware Solution

* Violin Memory: Violin 1010 with 1 Million IOPS Linux Driver

Best Integration Solution

* Openbravo: Openbravo Network

Best Messaging Solution

* Barracuda Networks: Barracuda Message Archiver 850

Best Mobility Solution

* Unicon Systems, Inc.: Hermes Mobile Platform

Best Security Solution

* Trusted Computer Solutions: Security Blanket Enterprise

Best System Management Tool

* Altinity: Opsview v2.12

Best Virtualization Solution

* Pivot 3: Serverless Computing

Best of Show

* GoGrid: GoGrid

“We are pleased to be involved in the Linux and open source community and proud to win this award for Best Messaging Solution with Barracuda Message Archiver 850 on behalf of Barracuda Networks and our entire development team,” said Scott Bostwick, enterprise sales manager, Barracuda Networks. “We look forward to future involvement in innovation in the Linux community.”

For more information on the Product Excellence Awards and LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, visit www.linuxworldexpo.com.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Amy Bonner at (508) 424-4892 or amy_bonner@idg.com or Giovanni Stein at (508) 424-4864 or Giovanni_stein@idg.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ellen Moorehead at (508) 988-7830 or ellen_moorehead@idg.com or Michelle Mohr at (508) 424-4855, or michelle_mohr@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All® (E For All®), E3 Media & Business Summit, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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