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Not Only Oracle, SAP and Siebel Now Support Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Novell Sees Linux Growth in the Data Center as Agresso, Carmen Systems, Jeeves Information Systems, and Sage Adopt Linux

"Significant reductions in costs and gains in performance can be made with Linux at the heart of the enterprise," said David Patrick, Novell vice president and general manager of Linux, Open Source Platforms and Services, as Novell at its annual BrainShare conference in Barcelona, Spain, announced the rapid growth of business-critical applications running on Linux in the data center, as data center software vendors Agresso, Carmen Systems, Jeeves Information Systems and Sage joined Oracle, SAP and Siebel in supporting Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

"The support of these vendors for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is compelling evidence that customer demand is growing for more sophisticated, business-critical workloads running on Linux," Patrick continued. Novell is also launching the beta version of a rigorous training and examination program for Linux certifications to meet data center requirements, he announced. 

"CIOs are under increasing pressure to align their IT infrastructure with changing business requirements while positioning themselves for growth," said Hans Sparkes, head of Enterprise Linux, Unisys EMEA. "Our expertise, unique tools and enterprise-class services optimize organizations' IT infrastructure and maximize performance through consolidation, migration and simplification. Our partnership with Novell provides customers with greater choice and flexibility at a significantly lower cost than with proprietary solutions."

Novell is offering testing at BrainShare for the latest Novell Certified Linux Professional along with a beta version of its practicum test for the Certified Linux Engineer 9. The Novell CLP focuses on core administration issues for SUSE Linux, while the Novell CLE9 is designed for IT professionals with complex networking, distributed environment and security needs. Exams for both certifications involve rigorous, hands-on troubleshooting, giving customers confidence that Novell certification holders are qualified to keep SUSE Linux environments running smoothly.

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