IBM Adopts Novell's Linux OS for Lotus, Websphere Appliances
Apr 22, 2010, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM is turning to technology from Novell to build Linux OS
powered software appliances -- a move that aims to deliver
easy-to-deploy software for physical, virtual and cloud-based
environments in use at small to midsized businesses.
"The new software appliances deliver solutions for IBM Lotus,
Websphere and Cognos software applications. Specifically, IBM will
be offering software appliances for the IBM Lotus Foundations
collaboration suite as well as the Lotus Protector for Mail
Security. IBM's WebSphere Application Server is also benefiting
with a software appliance aimed at virtualized environments, while
Big Blue is ramping up its analytics offerings with appliances for
its Cognos Now! and IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer packages.
"The new solutions leverage technology from Novell's SUSE
Appliance Program, which enables software vendors to build and
deploy software appliances using a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
(SLES) operating system base."