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Announcement of Strategic Capital Alliance between MIRACLE LINUX and SoftBank Technology

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Announcement of Strategic Capital Alliance
between MIRACLE LINUX and SoftBank Technology

〜 Leverage both technology in OSS to expand Server/Embedded Linux and Cloud business 〜

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tokyo – July 8, 2014- MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION (Corporate Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Takashi Kodama; hereinafter referred to as “MIRACLE LINUX”) has today agreed upon the strategic capital alliance with SoftBank Technology Corp. (listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Corporate Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, the President and CEO: Shinichi Ata; hereinafter referred to as "SBT") for the purpose of business partnership.

MIRACLE LINUX recently plans active investments and developments in areas such as the functional extension for "Hatohol", an open source unified operation software and Cloud related businesses like OpenStack. In the meantime, the company expects to further demands in their embedded Linux-related businesses including the Digital Signage launched in 2008, considering that increasing number of intelligent devices will come up in the future market of IoT/M2M. The company is also aiming for the early realization of high growth and business expansion by various efforts such as emphasizing the focus on In-Vehicle Infotainment.

SBT has many achievements and know-how by the active promotion of open source software (“OSS”) solution developments, such as program development languages like Java, Perl and Ruby, R language for statistical analysis, and Hadoop for data distributed processing.

The both companies have agreed upon carrying out the strategic capital alliance, in view of technical cooperation and launch new services/businesses. They expect their high-synergy effect among MIRACLE LINUX's technical capability in the OSS area and the businesses deployed by SBT and its group companies, to serve the advanced and high-value-added services in the IoT and Cloud business areas, where expected sharp growth in demand.
By this strategic alliance, MIRACLE LINUX and SBT will try to lead Japan's OSS businesses and contribute to the development of Japanese industry, by combining both companies' technical capabilities in OSS field and accelerating the product and service delivery in the market that fulfill the needs of Japanese enterprise companies. Meanwhile, MIRACLE LINUX will continue supporting existing partners and customers from the vendor-neutral standpoint while working on opening up new businesses.


1. Purpose of the strategic alliance
Our purpose is to provide our customers advanced services leveraging OSS, by combining knowledge, technology and know-how about OSS belong to each company.

  • Embedded Linux Business
    - To provide total solutions for IoT/M2M markets by concentrating know-how developed by the all SBT group companies (total solutions here indicate Security, OS, Middleware/Application, Web Services, Data Analysis, Fonts, etc.)         
    - To expand our marketing approaches to customers from IVI manufacturers
  • Cloud Business
    - To build an OSS ecosystem of the unified system and network management of an organization's IT infrastructure by capturing the know-how of the enterprise integrated system management solution and implementing it into the MIRACLE LINUX product (MIRACLE ZBX/Hatohol)
  • Linux/OSS Business
    - To expand the scope of applied technologies by combining MIRACLE LINUX's Linux/OSS technologies and SBT's solutions



2. Details of the stock transfer
(1) SBT will acquire the 58.00% of the existing shares of MIRACLE LINUX held by individual shareholders.
(2) The date of transferring shares will be on the July 31, 2014.



About MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION
Since being established as a Linux distributor in June 2000, MIRACLE LINUX has continued to provide Linux server OS with an emphasis on reliability, stability and quality. MIRACLE LINUX has continuously engaged in the development and support of open source software.
In recent years, MIRACLE LINUX has expanded out from the original server business and has begun to deal with MIRACLE ZBX, an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution for networks and applications.
Taking advantages of the knowledge and skills with Linux kernel, MIRACLE LINUX has launched embedded Linux business and released "MIRACLE VISUAL STATION", its digital signage product. In accordance with customers' use, MIRACLE LINUX provides Linux for various industrial devices including navigation system, automatic dispenser and medical device.

 

CONTACTS

MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION

Katsumi Hara / Mamiko Shiina
Business Strategy Division
Tel:+81-3-6435-4564 E-mail:press@miraclelinux.com
http://www.miraclelinux.com/

 

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