Novell Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

Waltham, Mass. — March 24
Novell announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, an operating system. As data centers become more heterogeneous, customers are demanding a cost effective platform that can run their applications reliably and with high performance on any hardware platform and hypervisor, as well as in appliances and cloud computing infrastructures. With SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, Novell says it is delivering the leading mission-critical Linux platform to allow customers to economically deploy workloads wherever and however they choose, with complete support from Novell and its global partner ecosystem of solution and hardware providers and independent software vendors (ISVs).

“A recent survey conducted by IDC and sponsored by Novell confirmed that around 50 percent of IT executives are planning to increase their adoption of Linux server and desktop technologies this year because of the economic downturn,” said Jeff Jaffe, chief technology officer at Novell. “With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, Novell is helping IT professionals save money while addressing other key issues identified in the survey, such as interoperability, support for mission-critical computing and the flexibility to deploy Linux in a wide range of environments.”

The platform contains enhancements to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, and delivers two new extensions: SUSE Linux Enterprise Mono Extension, which enables customers to run fully-supported Microsoft .NET-based applications on Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, a clustering product that aims to ensure uptime for mission-critical applications while claiming to slash the cost of…


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