Novell Updates SUSE Appliance Toolkit For ISVs
Jan 27, 2010, 10:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"To date, Novell has had strong usage of its online SUSE Studio
Linux appliance development service, with over 250,000 software
appliances built. Even with that success, Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL)
sees a need to expand the effort with a new SUSE Appliance Toolkit
providing an on-premises version of SUSE Studio, as well as a new
Lifecycle Management Server to manage appliance updates.
"With SUSE Studio, users are able to build their own software
appliance with an application running on top of a SUSE Linux
operating system. The market of Linux-based software appliance was
originally pioneered by rival rPath.The new on-premises version of
SUSE Studio brings that same capability to enterprises and software
vendors (ISVs) to run behind their own firewalls.
""SUSE Studio online is perfectly stable, but going on-premise
is really more of a security concern, as the No. 1 reason why some
people don't adopt the cloud is security," Matt Richards, director
of emerging technology at Novell, told InternetNews.com."