SAP Honors Novell with SAP Pinnacle Award

Global partner award recognizes SAP partners who have made exemplary contributions to the SAP customer ecosystem

20 May 2008

Novell today announced it has received an SAP Pinnacle Award in the category "Technology: Co-Innovation for Core Business," recognizing Novell as an SAP partner who has made significant contributions to SAP's customer-focused ecosystem. Novell was honored specifically for work with SAP on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server Priority Support for SAP as well as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server high availability and virtualization for SAP. SAP Pinnacle Awards are awarded by SAP to leading partners who have excelled in enhancing the customer experience by teaming with SAP to help customers address critical issues such as accelerating innovation and improving return on investment. Winners were selected based on nominations received from partners and SAP employees. This year, 29 award recipients were chosen from a group of 197 nominees.

"This award is a reflection of the synergies created when two industry leaders work together on behalf of customers," said Jeff Jaffe, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Novell. "Novell and SAP share a commitment to providing extreme value to customers, and our collaboration now extends along the stack from the operating system to the application, with comprehensive technical support to help make sure all parts of customers' IT environments work as one."

Novell and SAP have a long-standing relationship that provides customers mission-critical software and services including priority support for SAP applications on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server along with top virtualization, high availability and security management capabilities. For more information on the partnership and joint offerings from Novell and SAP, visit

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit

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