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IBM and Linux can help your business expand with cost-effective hardware choices, from x86 servers to 64-bit computing, mainframes and supercomputers. There are now more than 15,000 IBM Linux customer engagements worldwide, allowing customers to reduce their computing costs with solutions ranging from webserving, ERP, consolidation and virtualization, to the world's largest supercomputers.

IBM has the largest and most complete portfolio of Linux hardware, middleware and services solutions. In addition, more than 600 developers in the Linux...

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HP Open Source and Linux solutions are designed to solve your business-critical IT problems today. In fact, we sell over a million Linux servers a year delivering virtualization, strong security, storage, management and governance.

We're a solutions provider, active user, and longstanding member in a variety of Open Source communities around the world. Today, thousands of developers across our company are focused on Linux and open source projects while many more service professionals are involved in the implementation and support...

Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company delivers enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer's specific need and delivers it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support®.

Rackspace hosts more than 108,000 customers in nine data centers across the globe through their portfolio of...

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SoftLayer provides global, on-demand data center and hosting services from facilities across the U.S. We leverage best-in-class connectivity and technology to innovate industry leading, fully automated solutions that empower enterprises with complete access, control, security, and scalability.

Facebook is a social utility that helps over 350 million people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The site has been built on common open source software such as Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP and over the past few years, the company has developed a number of open source infrastructure technologies to support the site's growth including Cassandra, Hive...

Ensuring the availability of business-critical applications and data is a requirement for successful enterprises.   Any strategy to address these requirements must include the right solutions to maximize application and data availability and to provide protection against events, ranging from human error to natural disasters, that may impact access to these business resources.

SIOS Technology, Corp. (formerly SteelEye Technology, Inc.) has been a leading supplier of solutions that meet the stringent requirements of business continuity...

Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack is a global community of developers, technologists, researchers and corporations collaborating on a standard and massively scalable open source cloud operating system. Our mission is to enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware for public and private clouds.


Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux is a robust provider of server and storage products that leads the industry in reliability and quality. Our product line is unique because it offers products for all levels of the IT infrastructure, from workstations to entry level servers to advanced storage solutions.

By offering a broad base of products, and holding each one to the esteemed Pogo Linux standard of quality and reliability, the company is well-positioned to help a broad profile of customers.

Clustrix, Inc. is the technology leader in Clustered Database Systems for Internet-scale applications. The Clustrix CLX 4010 is a highly scalable database solution that addresses the infrastructure scalability challenges facing Internet companies, enterprises, and cloud service providers.

This new solution brings to database administrators the best of both worlds: the high-performance, high-scalability of NoSQL key value stores and the relational, ACID-compliant and robust functionality of SQL--while providing drop-in interoperability with the MySQL protocol. The cost...

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iXsystems is the all-around FreeBSD company that builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, runs the FreeBSD Mall, and is the corporate sponsor of the PC-BSD Project.  iXsystems is an employee-owned and operated, open source-centric, customer focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.

(mt) Media Temple, Inc. is a web hosting and virtualization service provider headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Since 1998, the company has provided businesses around the world with reliable, professional-class services to host websites, email, business applications, and other rich Internet content.

The team is comprised of 150+ incredibly smart and friendly employees who help create an award-winning culture. (mt) is an always-on company (24/7/365) with a U.S. based support department serving customers in...

Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source community in many ways, including more than 20 million lines of source code, project hosting on Google Code, projects for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-in Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects, LUGS, and events around the world. 

CityGrid Media is a leading online media company that connects mobile and web publishers with local advertising organizations by linking them through CityGrid®, the largest local content and advertising network. CityGrid ®aggregates local advertising from more than 800K advertisers and content from more than 16M local businesses and distributes its content-based advertising to its hundreds of partners via its rich APIs


A2Z Research and Development, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of We have a fast growing collaborative environment with the agility and focus of a startup. We’re an agile group so we emphasize best practices and personal discipline instead of heavyweight formal processes. Our Orange County, CA office is hard at work on numerous exciting and innovative products in the mobile, games and interactive media technology space.


Do you love to code? So do we! Are you looking for a place that believes in you? That’s us! Are you excited about extending the...

Built upon the same world-class technology that powers, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides developers with a reliable, easy-to-scale, low-cost computing platform "in the cloud." Companies of all sizes, from all around the globe use AWS to build websites, store data, manage business processes and more.


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Established in 1994, Atlantic.Net is market-leading Hosting Solutions Provider renowned for providing exceptional Infrastructure as a service, simplifying complex technologies and building a brand that people trust. Atlantic.Net operates SAS 70 Type II audited and certified hosting solutions platform to assist businesses around the globe with their advanced IT needs.

Atlantic.Net specializes in...

As a member of the free software community, Canonical is committed to supporting the development of open source. Our employees are passionate about technology, open source and, of course, Ubuntu. While our main goal is to ensure that Ubuntu continues to be freely available to everyone around the world, we are also focused on building new tools and software to encourage innovation.

Projects like Unity, Upstart, Apport, Launchpad and Bazaar are just a few examples of our ongoing commitment to initiatives that promote...


Q is an IT & Digital Connections Firm. We specialize in networking to find the top talent in the Technology industry within Applications, Digital & Web Interactive, and Infrastructure. Our focus is on contract, contract-to-hire and permanent placement opportunities. We aim to add value in the employment process by providing an easy and friendly user experience, 24/7 accountability, and resume & social media marketing advice.


Q’s commitment is to find our talent the best...

Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Eucalyptus has quickly become the leading Open Source cloud platform. One in five of the Fortune 100 have built a cloud on Eucalyptus, and In 2010 globally more than 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds were started.

Primarily designed for enterprise usage (web and mobile services, mission-critical internal use, big data and large computations), Eucalyptus delivers the cost efficiencies and scalability of a cloud architecture with the security and control of...

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Apress is a technical publisher with more than 700 books in print and a continually expanding portfolio of publications. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content in print and electronic formats that help serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Apress is part of Springer Science+Business Media.

For more information visit www.apress....

DreamHost ( provides web hosting services for customers large and small the world over. Domain Registration, Web Hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, and more. DreamHost currently hosts over one million unique domain names.

DreamHost was founded by four students in 1997 during their time at Harvey Mudd College. They remain active and involved with the company to this day.  The Orange County Register Newspaper has named DreamHost as one of the county'...

Founded in 1994, No Starch Press is one of the few remaining independent technical book publishers. We publish the finest in geek entertainment—unique books on technology, with a focus on Open Source, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and LEGO. Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our books tackle topics that people care about.

See for a... provides Linux Based systems to businesses and private people all over the US. Because of our variety, prices and our approach to bring the customer a system ready to work with all the applications they need we became the largest online retai

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USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 30 years, it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world.

USENIX conferences are the essential meeting ground for the presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. Our upcoming conferences focus on topics such as file and storage systems, cloud computing, green IT, Web apps, and more.  For more information about the USENIX...

Conference Guru reviews thousands of conferences to find great conferences and establishes partnerships with the organizers that enable us to offer a limited quantity of conference passes at a great price. Visit us today at

Linux Journal, first published in 1994, is the original publication of the global Linux community, delivering to readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems. With its award-winning Linux how-tos, tutorials, reviews, in-depth reporting, tips and tricks, and market analysis, Linux Journal has become well known as the industry standard.

Linux Pro Magazine keeps the emphasis on real-life, practical techniques and delivers a premium blend of technical articles on a range of topics, including reviews of new products, practical advice on tools and strategies for system administrators, tips on programming in the Linux environment, and discussions of advanced desktop techniques.

Each issue includes a FREE Linux DVD!

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Ubuntu User: The first print magazine devoted to Ubuntu.

Packed into every issue of Ubuntu User you'll find reviews, interviews, community news, HowTo articles, troubleshooting tips, in-depth technical articles, and handy tutorials for readers who are new to the world of Ubuntu. A free Ubuntu DVD included with every issue provides an easy way for users to install or upgrade to the latest version.

Ubuntu User is available on newsstands worldwide, or subscribe now at:...

Backbone Magazine is a broad-based business magazine that focuses on technology for business executives who need to stay up to date. It provides a tangible tool to enhance productivity and agility in the changing economy of Canada.

It is the only magazine in Canada with this focus that reaches a large senior business executive audience.

Acm Queue provides a critical perspective on current and emerging information technologies, highlighting the technical challenges and problems that software engineers are likely to encounter when using them. In doing so, Queue helps readers sharpen their own thinking and pursue innovative solutions in their own work.


The online communities at help professionals do their jobs better by enabling them to easily share knowledge with experienced peers.

Leveraging a proprietary contextual matching system, packages advertising content into the community interaction process to add value to users and deliver market-leading ROI to vendors advertising to this community of 3 million professionals.

Founded in July 2005, Mashable is the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news.

With more than 25 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific blog reviewing new Web sites and services, publishing breaking news on what’s new on the web and offering social media resources and guides.


The Bitsource is an online publication on IT operations and Web development.

LWN is the premier source for news from the Linux and free software worlds. Each week, LWN provides in-depth coverage of a variety of topics of interest to developers and users of free software. During the rest of the week, LWN has information about breaking news in the community, including a daily summary of Linux distribution security alerts.

The weekly contains unparalleled Linux kernel coverage and software reviews by the Grumpy Editor, as well as stories on distribution news, security vulnerabilities...

Explore the new world of system administration! Each issue of ADMIN: Network & Security delivers technical solutions to the real-world problems you face every day. 

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Dig into the first technical magazine for developers and decision makers in the mobile application development industry! Smart Developer covers development tools, reviews, and coding techniques for all major smartphone platforms, including Apple iOS, Android, MeeGo, webOS, bada, and BlackBerry.

Learn more about Smart Developer Magazine at

Interested in learning more about the open source, non-relational database MongoDB? Join us for Mongo Los Angeles at (mt) Media Temple's Culver City offices on January 13 for an evening dedicated to MongoDB.

StartupGazette is a small online and print journal located in Los Angeles, California. StartupGazette focuses on small business, start-up companies and technology news. StartupGazette is largely written and edited by local freelance journalists and tech enthusiasts. The online magazine also offers low cost press releases for start-up businesses across America.

StartupGazette's soon to be released sister publication ProductGazette, currently in private beta, offers the best daily electronics deals from well known vendors such as NewEgg, Dell, and Best Buy.

Oracle Technology Network is the world's largest community of developers, DBAs/admins, and architects using Oracle products and industry-standard technologies. Millions of members collaborate via OTN every day to share real-world expertise and best practices about how to best design, build, deploy, manage, and optimize applications.

For more information regarding the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), please visit: ...

LPI brings together an active and committed community of companies, IT professionals, training organizations and volunteers to achieve LPI's programs. LPI is recognized worldwide as the premier organization advocating and assisting in the professional use of Linux, Open Source, and Free Software.LPI's industry standard certifications are delivered in thousands of locations worldwide, in multiple languages and with the support of employers, vendors, and trainers.

LPI will be offering all three LPI exams at SCALE thiis year.  For pricing and details head on over to the...

The Register is the one of the world's biggest online tech publications, with more than 5.4MM unique users worldwide (2.2MM of those are in North America).

Starting out in London in 1994 as an occasional email newsletter, The Register began publishing online daily in 1998. Today The Register is headquartered in London and San Francisco.

Most Register readers are IT professionals - software engineers, database administrators, sysadmins, networking managers and so on, all the way up to CIOs. The Register covers the issues...

Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web host industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. TheWHIR Blogs provides a community of expert industry perspectives. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers. WHIR TV offers on demand web hosting video interviews and web hosting video features of the key persons and events of the web hosting industry. WHIR Events brings... is a blazing fast, inexpensive and easy way to offload content from even the most busy websites. Providing control through our Control Panel or XML-RPC API. Works as a drop in solution for Cloudfront. Plugins available for all popular CMSes. Check us out today.


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Puppet Labs develops and commercially supports Puppet, the leading open source platform for data center automation and configuration management.

Opscode was formed to provide every company with access to the tools and systems required to build a fully automated server infrastructure: one that scales easily and predictably, that can be quickly rebuilt in any environment, and that saves systems engineers both time and money. Opscode's Chef is an open source systems integration framework built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure. With Chef, you select code to describe how you want each part of your infrastructure to be built, then apply those descriptions...

Zenoss Core is an open source IT monitoring product that delivers the functionality to effectively manage the configuration, health, performance of networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package. Highlights of Zenoss Core:

  • Single Integrated Product - to monitor your entire IT infrastructure
  • Open Source CMDB - a single repository for your IT assets 
  • Easy To Use Browser-Based GUI - no Linux skills needed, access from anywhere 
  • ...

Gorilla Nation is the world's largest online ad sales rep firm. We exclusively represent over 300 leading web publishers and offer integrated media and promotional programs to Fortune 500 brand advertisers. Working closely with our web publishing partners, Gorilla Nation's expertise within select vertical markets provides advertising clients the ability to build high impact, integrated, rich media programs across one or more properties to deliver superior audience reach. The company is committed to delivering exceptional customer service,...

Since 1995, Santa Monica has had a rich history of innovation geared towards delivering value to online shoppers and the automotive industry.

We began as, a 3rd party automotive site that had developed cutting edge technology for search engine marketing. Eventually, began offering this service to other companies in the automotive space through a separate division, CPC Logic.

In 2005, was acquired by Partnering with more than 200 leading metro newspapers, television stations and their web sites, is the premier...

SeaMicro has identified the primary drivers underlying the power inefficiencies in volume servers and has systematically rectified these shortcomings. The result is a small form factor server that uses one-quarter of the power and requires only one-quarter of the space used for traditional servers. SeaMicro servers are plug and play-they require no changes to software operating systems, applications, or management infrastructure.

Streaming Sponsors

ConferenceByWire is a video-conferencing and video content distribution solution that brings Live and On Demand Conferences and Conventions directly to customer’s computer without a need to leave home or office to attend in person.

ConferenceByWire allows conference attendees to signup, discuss, compare and virtually attend professional conferences around the world, taking full advantage of the social networking.

Unlike other conference facilitators ConferenceByWire offers its users very flexible conference purchase model....