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Enterprise Linux Today: Red Hat Selects Novell's eDirectory for Largest Linux Deployment Worldwide

Sep 27, 2000, 21:51 (1 Talkback[s])

"Novell, the leading provider of Net services software, today announced that Red Hat has selected NDS eDirectory and Novell's DirXML technology to provide the directory services infrastructure for Red Hat Network worldwide. Red Hat Network, announced earlier this week, is a secure Internet service for managing networks of Red Hat Linux* systems. The business and scalability requirements to support several million Red Hat Linux systems on the Internet as well as the ability to seamlessly integrate with existing production systems drove Red Hat's decision to deploy Novell's eDirectory and DirXML."

"Providing the management infrastructure for Red Hat Network is an excellent example of our stated goal -- to provide Net services software that secures and powers all types of networks across all leading operating systems," said Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Novell, Inc. "Novell's eDirectory was designed with exactly this sort of deployment in mind -- delivering large scale customized services over the Internet."

"The Internet is the future of operating platform development, deployment and management. Novell's eDirectory enables Red Hat to provide customers with individualized services over the Internet that improve the security and reliability of their Red Hat Linux systems while reducing the cost of systems management," said Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat. "A scalable directory service is key because it provides the policy-based management that enables a large deployment of distributed systems to be managed efficiently."

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