Linux life-cycle and automation management vendor Aduva Inc. has joined the Open Source Development Labs Inc., a growing consortium of companies that hopes to speed up the adoption of Linux in corporate computing.

In an announcement Tuesday, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Aduva said it will participate in the lab’s desktop Linux and data center Linux working groups.

“As Linux gains acceptance in corporations, managers need help running increasingly complex Linux deployments that scale up and out,” Zev Laderman, the chairman and CEO of Aduva, said in a statement. “Our participation in OSDL and its working groups will help us advance Linux in the enterprise and give us access to a forum where customers and vendors can work together with the Linux development community on shared challenges.”

Membership in the Beaverton, Ore.-based OSDL has been expanding steadily since last year. In April, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. joined, and in March, the Beijing Software Testing Center, China’s largest government software testing organization, became a member. Other OSDL members worldwide include Cisco Systems Inc., Computer Associates International Inc., IBM, Red Hat Inc., Unilever Group, Intel Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

“For Linux to accelerate into broader enterprise adoption, customers will require tools for managing mixed IT environments of Linux, Windows, Unix and mainframes,” Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL, said in a statement. “We’re pleased to have Aduva join as our newest member, and we look forward to tapping their expertise in management automation for our data center Linux and desktop Linux working groups.”



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