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IBM Gets Tighter With Green, Novell

Aug 08, 2007, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Mark)

"Though IBM sells and supports both Novell and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Big Blue is getting closer with Novell, at least on the middleware side.

"IBM announced today that WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) will be shipped and supported in Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). As part of the deal, IBM will work with Novell to help end users migrate from Red Hat's JBoss middleware, which competes directly with WAS CE.

"In parallel with the new Novell integration IBM also announced WAS CE 2.0 which has full JavaEE 5 support will be generally available later this year. WAS CE is based on Apache Geronimo and has been part of the IBM portfolio since the acquisition of commercial Geronimo vendor Gluecode in May 2005..."

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