Globes, June 7, 2004
Qlusters enters strategic relationship with Itochu Technology Inc.
| ITI will help Qlusters expand market presence for their flagship product in Japan and the United Kingdom.
|Enterprise cluster management company Qlusters Inc. today announced a strategic relationship with Itochu Technology Inc. (ITI), the US-based business development and venture investing arm of Itochu Corporation, a Fortune Global 20 company.
Under the terms of the agreement, ITI will leverage its market intelligence, global sales distribution and customer support channel to help Qlusters expand market presence for their flagship product, ClusterFrame, into Japan and the United Kingdom.
"Qlusters is honored to partner with Itochu Technology, a worldwide leader in information technology," said Qlusters CEO and chairman Dave Martin. "Itochu's international sales and distribution capabilities are unparalleled. Together, we anticipate significant opportunity for ClusterFrame enterprise cluster management in the global utility computing market."
"With companies worldwide looking to maximize their technology investments, innovations in utility computing are in high demand. We believe that Qlusters enterprise cluster management is the right product line, perfectly timed to enter the Japanese and U.K. markets. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Qlusters, a leader in cutting-edge utility computing solutions," said ITI VP business development Kaz Terada.
ClusterFrame minimizes IT costs by optimizing the operation of Linux clusters deployed on commodity hardware. Qlusters is a privately held corporation founded by Ofer Shoshan and Dr. Moshe Bar in 2001. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Palo Alto, California, and its R&D center is in Tel-Aviv, Israel.