"SuSE Linux has big plans for helping create standards that will
make it easier to integrate and manage apps in open-source IT
environments, and the company says its pending acquisition by
Novell will only help these plans.
"For companies to roll out Linux on an enterprise scale, it has
to be easy to deploy and manage, chief technology officer Jurgen
Geck said Friday. While a number of SuSE's partners, including
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Oracle, have made moves to port their
management apps to Linux, SuSE also wants these companies to
develop an integration standard that includes open APIs that
smaller software makers can use to fit within these larger
management software architectures running on top of Linux..."