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ServerWatch: Bringing Linux to the Enterprise With SUSE

Jan 16, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)


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"If the explosion of interest in Linux in the late '90s represented a revolution of sorts, the past few years have been a cooling period during during which the multitude of available distributions slowly shrunk to a small crowd. Of that crowd, one of the two most prominent is SUSE, which survived a brutal post-boom winnowing with smart partnerships and a product that earned notice from big-iron outfits like IBM and a just-completed acquisition from Novell, not to mention a loyal low-end customer base which values the company's fussy attention to detail.

"SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES) is a server-optimized version of the vendor's Linux distribution. It represents a continuation of the company's tradition of producing solid product, with the added value being a level of consistency and portability up and down the enterprise food chain -- it provides the same APIs and basic layout running on anything from a humble commodity server to an IBM mainframe. This consistency is provided in large part by the United Linux effort, a consortium designed to establish a standard Linux platform (and compete with U.S. Linux front-runner Red Hat)..."

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