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October 11, 2011

Linux Labs to Launch New SaaS Platform in 1Q 2012

Linux Labs International, Inc., a subsidiary of Searchlight Solutions Ltd., has come up with a strategy to tackle the underserved scientific community with new Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) platform. The company will launch its solution for the NIST FDS fire dynamics simulator in the first quarter of next year.

Currently, the company is in alpha and testing with a limited number of clients. Linux has been deploying FDS cluster computer solutions for clients such as ARUP since a decade. As per the new strategy, Linux will provide an FDS SaaS solution that would provide efficiencies and cost savings for future clients, from industries such as Engineering, Educational institutions, Gas, Chemical and Government agencies like FEMA.

According to a recent study by International Data Corporation (IDC (News - Alert)), the Software as a Service (SaaS) market had worldwide revenues of $13.1 billion in 2009 and is forecasted to reach $40.5 billion by 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate of 25.3 percent.

Searchlight Solutions Ltd. is a technology venture holding company that provides business development and high level management services for early stage technology companies who are pursuing the benefits of the public marketplace. Searchlight Scientific Inc. is a next generation data services company focusing on developing and growing cloud based solutions to solve tomorrow's computing challenges.

Linux Labs International Inc. is a hybrid engineering firm specializing in technologies that expand the field of high performance supercomputing. Linux Labs designs and builds high-performance supercomputers utilizing their proprietary NimbusOS.

Linux Labs was in news recently when the company upgraded its proprietary NimbusOS for use as the Operating System for its High Performance Cloud Computing (“HPC2”) service. According to company sources, the Linux Labs NimbusOS was developed to be compatible and configurable with all HPC applications. It was also revealed that this recently finalized upgrade is expected to serve as a precursor for the formal launch of the Company’s HPC2 Service. The modified NimbusOS will run the servers, using which customers can run their HPC applications.

Sujata Garud is a TMCnet freelancer with three years of writing/editing experience and two years of market research experience. As an editor she has covered the IT, electronics, banking, pharma, construction, mining and healthcare industries. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin


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