REDMOND, Wash., and HELSINKI, Finland — Sept. 14, 2016 — On Wednesday, Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Tuxera Inc. announced they have expanded their collaboration to Server Message Block (SMB) technology, fueling innovation in a range of fields and enhancing business solutions for customers around the globe. The collaboration comes as Tuxera launches its new Tuxera SMB as a drop-in replacement for the open-source Samba and other alternative SMB/Common Internet File System (CIFS) servers, ideally suited for embedded platforms.
“All the existing SMB/CIFS servers on the market, both open source
and proprietary, have years of legacy code as added weight. This makes
them not optimal for embedded use due to limited CPU, memory constraints
and demanding support requirements,” said Szabolcs Szakacsits, Tuxera’s
president and chief technology officer.
“Microsoft has helped lead the way in developing connected
technologies, and SMB is integral to our server and business solutions,”
said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing.
“Agreements like ours with Tuxera will accelerate the pace of innovation
and shape industries that depend on a near-universal language for file
transfers across networks.”
“We are excited to expand our multiyear cooperation with Microsoft to
new technologies,” said Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera’s CEO. “Building on our
market understanding as the global leader in file systems, Tuxera SMB
has state-of-the-art modular architecture that makes it possible to run
the server in both user and kernel space and reach hardware limit in I/O
throughput, while maintaining the lowest possible CPU usage and memory
footprint of any other alternative.”
Microsoft’s commitment to licensing IP
The patent agreement is another example of the important role
intellectual property (IP) plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant
technology ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program
in December 2003, it has entered into more than 1,200 licensing
agreements. More information about Microsoft’s licensing programs is
available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing.
About Tuxera Inc.
Tuxera creates software that lets you do more with your devices. It
break down barriers between different technologies making using them
safer and easier. Tuxera makes sure that you are in control of your data
and it is always where you need it. When things work, your life becomes
Tuxera SMB is available for immediate deployment on Linux and
Android, and supports the most popular embedded platforms. Contact
email@example.com for more information.
About Microsoft Technology Licensing
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC was formed in 2014 to acquire, manage and license Microsoft’s patent portfolio.
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and
productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its
mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet
to achieve more.
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