Novell today announced that it will deliver a comprehensive range of Linux offerings for the enterprise to harden Linux for mission-critical operations. Novell is the only Linux supplier to deliver Linux for all enterprise needs, from desktops and workgroups to data center and high-performance computing. The new initiatives include data center Linux; attainment of a new security certification, CAPP/EAL4+; and the upcoming availability of Open Enterprise Server, a dual-kernel Linux and NetWare® enterprise platform with integrated enterprise-strength networking services well beyond those available in any commercially available Linux distribution. Novell also announced the formation of Hula, a new open source collaboration project to expand alternatives to Internet e-mail and scheduling. Novell will contribute NetMail® to the open source community as part of this initiative.
“Linux has been very successful at the edge of the network for Web servers, application servers and firewalls and is showing significant traction as a workgroup server, delivering file, print, messaging and other workgroup services,” said Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell. “The next challenge is to make it even more robust for mission-critical data center tasks and high-performance computing, where complex and massive transactional processing is required. Only Novell has the technology, partnerships and services to help customers meet these challenges.”
Enterprises need platform infrastructure in four key areas:
Novell, in conjunction with partners, is delivering in all four areas.
Novell today announced (see separate announcements for details):
“Open source is here to stay because it delivers real value,” Messman added. “The recent success of Firefox, a quality open source browser that has gained significant market share, proves that open source is a catalyst for innovation. The Hula project, with our significant code contribution, will help drive similar innovation in the collaboration arena, ultimately providing customers new options for secure, efficient collaboration leveraging the Web.”
In addition to its announcements at LinuxWorld, Novell is also sponsoring a Partner Pavilion on the show floor. Over 30 Novell partners, including Dell, IBM, Oracle and HP, as well as virtualization, storage, security vendors and more, are showing their applications or equipment running SUSE LINUX from 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.
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