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Novell Expands Cloud Computing Linux to Amazon

Aug 13, 2010, 15:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"BOSTON -- Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is now available on Amazon's cloud as a pay-per-use operating system. The move follows similar efforts from rivals Red Hat and Ubuntu, though Novell executives stressed that their approach is different.

"The Amazon EC2 SLES service is part of Novell's Cloud Program to help enable cloud providers to deliver Novell's Linux.

""It's actually resold by Amazon, which is part of the big news -- it all goes through Amazon and there is no need to talk to us," Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell, told InternetNews.com. "That is different than our peers."

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