JBoss and Novell To Support Novell Extend Customers Leveraging JBoss Application Server

  • Companies Will Collaborate to Provide Full Range of Technical and Professional Services

28 June 2004

JBoss®, Inc., provider of the most popular Java™ application server, and Novell today announced a strategic alliance to enable Novell® exteNd™ customers to deploy SOA-based applications to the open source JBoss Application Server. Under the terms of the agreement, Novell will provide technical support for customers deploying on JBoss Application Server, backed by JBoss, Inc. As a JBoss Authorized Service Partner (JASP), Novell will collaborate with JBoss to provide enterprise-level services, such as training, consulting and custom programming, for Novell customers.

The move to provide a full array of support and services for Novell customers using the open source JBoss Application Server reinforces Novell's strategy of offering customers a range of open source alternatives and support for all market-leading platforms. Support for Novell exteNd on the JBoss Application Server will be available by the end of 2004.

"Novell's partnership with JBoss is a natural extension of our open source strategy and provides an additional, market-leading deployment platform for our customers who are looking to leverage their identity-centric infrastructure with service-oriented applications," said Frank Auger, Novell vice president of product management and marketing for Novell exteNd and Nsure™. "This relationship enhances Novell's ability to promote open source as a viable alternative for organizations that want to take advantage of the flexibility provided by these products."

Bob Bickel, vice president of corporate strategy and development, JBoss, Inc., said, "Novell's long history of providing top-notch customer support and a deep understanding of the Web services and SOA market make them an ideal partner for our joint customers. Additionally, Novell's strong commitment to offering customers an open source choice shines through in its selection of JBoss as a strategic partner for services and technical support."

Novell exteNd is a comprehensive suite for the rapid development and deployment of service-oriented Web applications. With Novell exteNd, corporate application developers can powerfully combine identity, integration and portal services to deliver SOA-based applications on a broad range of application servers and platforms, including Linux*.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.

JBoss is a registered trademark and JBossCache is a trademark of JBoss, Inc. Novell and Ximian are registered trademarks; Nsure, exteNd and Nterprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE LINUX AG, a Novell company. Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc., in the United States and other countries. *All other trademarks or registered trademarks herein are property of their respective owners.

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