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Novell's Next SUSE Linux Appliance Move: Enterprises

Mar 26, 2010, 12:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Novell’s SUSE Linux software appliance strategy has attracted key partners — including GroundWork Open Source, Ingres and Zmanda — to the SUSE party. Next up, Novell will turn its SUSE Linux attention to enterprise developers, according to Novell Channel Chief John Dragoon (pictured). Here’s why.

"First, a little background: From the early days of NetWare to the recent SUSE Linux push, Novell has struggled quite a bit with ISV (independent software vendor) relations. Novell began a top-down review of its ISV programs about three years ago and the progress is impressive. CEO Ron Hovsepian says more than 5,000 ISVs now back SUSE Linux, up from about 400 ISVs three years ago."

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