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Novell SUSE Linux Appliance Effort Shows Promise

Nov 04, 2009, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Courbanou)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"If you’re unfamiliar with the software appliance concept, it’s easy. Instead of taking the time to setup a server, install all the applications, configure and deploy it and hope it all works, you can skip all that and jump straight to the end. SUSE Studio, Novell says, allows you to log on to Novell’s network, configure your server there, test it out on Novell’s VM, save changes, and download a working image.

"Essentially, you do all the hard work in the cloud and then test drive it. The packaged image is ready to go in any format you want. ISO, USB boot image, Live CD, VM Ware HyperVisor image and coming soon, an Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Image."

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