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February 09, 2011

Novell Launches SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

Novell, a leader in intelligent workload management, has launched the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability (HA) Extension for running business-critical applications in a Linux environment on HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers. The limited edition new extension has been made immediately available to selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscriptions sold through HP and authorized resellers, absolutely free of cost, thereby facilitating customers with an easier and more affordable solution.

In a release, Joe Wagner, senior vice president and general manager of Global Alliances at Novell (News - Alert), said, “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server HA combined with HP servers delivers everything needed for customers to support mission-critical Linux workloads. We are giving our joint customers the flexibility to run more virtual workloads, ensure continuity of service and reduce total cost of ownership. This bundled offer from Novell and HP makes it easier for customers to purchase our solutions and provides them with a single point of support.”

By leveraging open source clustering technologies and having been successfully tested and supported with HP BladeSystem and ProLiant servers and HP StorageWorks systems with Cluster Extensions, SUSE Linux Enterprise HA Extensions provide a comprehensive and affordable solution for easy implementation of the highly available virtual and physical Linux clusters.

In a release, Scott Farrand, vice president, Industry Standard Servers and Software at HP, said,“Enterprises must maintain business continuity, protect data integrity and reduce unplanned downtime of their business-critical Linux workloads. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise HA Extension running on HP BladeSystem and HP ProLiant servers ensures system uptime while reducing total cost of ownership.”

The SUSE Linux Enterprise HA Extensions have been made available through HP and HP authorized resellers at no additional cost to certain preferred SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscriptions together with HP technical support till June 2011. The effortless and economic operation of business critical workloads in a virtualized environment has been made possible by the continuing support offered by Novell to multiple hypervisors and limitless virtual machine licensing.

Novell is solutions provider for collaboration, systems management and Linux-based operating platforms to organizations for the secure delivery and management of computing services with minimal complexity, cost and associated risks.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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