API Expands Partner Program with Stormix Technologies Inc.

API (Alpha Processor, Inc.), a leading developer of high-performance solutions for high-bandwidth and compute-intensive applications, has announced the expansion of its partner program to include Linux innovator Stormix Technologies Inc.

This alliance builds on API's strong relationships with other Linux vendors, including TurboLinux, to ensure rapid growth of Alpha Linux as the performance platform of choice for Linux solutions. Through its new partnership with Stormix Technologies, API is providing a robust, high-performance platform for Storm Linux 2000 products. Stormix is a Linux solutions provider for small and medium sized businesses. Based on a powerful and versatile operating system that is simple to install, learn, and operate, Stormix offers a range of products for beginners and advanced users. All products offer text and graphical interfaces and include modules for maintaining users and groups, setting up networks and installing and removing software.

Storm Linux 2000 Deluxe Edition also offers comprehensive support including 60-day telephone installation support and 90-day email support. API's partner program has played a key role in propelling robust Alpha Linux offerings into the market and continuing its performance leadership. API's ongoing collaboration with TurboLinux is helping to provide the market with a high-performance, 64-bit Linux OS for Alpha systems ideal for the financial industry, ISPs and large production houses and movie studios. The TurboLinux OS rapidly calculates financial data, saving financial companies time and money.

It also enables ISPs to support more users and allows movie studios to deploy large server farms for compute-intensive graphics rendering. API is also strengthening its work with other leading Linux vendors. These vendors include SuSE, MandrakeSoft and Covalent. SuSE is on its third release on Alpha, signifying the platform's popularity among its customers.

Present on the new version of SuSE Linux 6.4 is the new KDE 1.1.2 with over 220 applications. API is also helping Covalent Technologies, Inc., deliver its new SNMP Module for Apache on Alpha, along with the latest version of Raven_ SSL 1.5, the premiere security module for Apache. The SNMP module provides real-time management information for server access statistics, activity load and utilization and actively informs management applications of serious anomalies using SNMP traps. The premiere demonstration of the SNMP module will be at LinuxWorld in API's booth, number 538, and Covalent's booth, number 3050.