"Novell was to have announced at LinuxCon that users
will be able to run their own customized instances of SLES (SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server) 10 and 11 on the AWS (Amazon Web Services)
cloud. While the announcement was pulled at the last minute, I'm
told that the marriage of SLES and AWS is going ahead.
"Markus Rex, Novell's SVP and General Manager of Open Platform
Solutions, told me prior to the formal announcement that users will
be able to create their own special SLES blend with SUSE Studio and
then upload and use it on AWS. Once there, you can pay Amazon to
take care of all its updates, patches, and support. Or, if you'd
rather, you can pay Amazon for a generic ready-to-run SLES server
on the cloud. They'll be happy to 'sell' you one."