Under the terms of the agreement, announced Monday, Compaq and Covalent will develop solution sets for Compaq’s industry-standard ProLiant server line that offer enterprise customers and service providers a commercial-grade Linux solution.
With this agreement, Covalent emerges as Compaq’s chosen provider of Apache-related solutions for its modular solution architecture, the Distributed Internet Server Array (DISA) architecture. DISA architecture integrates best-of-breed software products into a multitier design that features ProLiant servers for a highly-scalable, fault-tolerant Internet infrastructure solution on Linux.
Covalent will offer Compaq customers unsurpassed Apache expertise and a comprehensive management, installation, and security solution for Apache.
“The combination of industry standard Compaq ProLiant servers, Compaq Linux systems expertise and Covalent enterprise Apache software delivers customers a complete, robust and fast-to-deploy Linux solution for critical Web-enabled applications,” Mark Linesch, vice president, Service Provider Solutions, Compaq Industry Standard Server Group said in a prepared statement.
“The world has embraced Apache with over 18 million sites running Apache. Compaq and Covalent will help bring this Web server platform to our customers, offering them a secure, flexible solution for their content delivery needs,” John M. Jack, chief executive officer of Covalent added.
Programs and deliverables resulting from this relationship will be available on Compaq ActiveAnswers for Covalent Web Servers Powered by Apache. Information to help with implementation and deployment as well as best practices for moving from a legacy Web environment to a Covalent Web server on ProLiant will be posted there.
The two companies also plan to work together to promote Apache Web server through various joint sales and marketing activities.