A New SUSE SAP Business One installer image is ready

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020

Following our motto „We adapt you succeed“ together with our IHV‘s and SAP we have refreshed the installer image for SAP Business One.

First of all many thanks to all IHV‘s which have validated the new installer image. They went the extra mile with us and make this happen. I‘d like to say thank you again for the great cooperation between all parties during this validation period. The new SUSE SAP Business One installer image was validated by FUJITSU, Nutanix, Supermicro and Dell for their respective Hardware.

What’s new?

  • SAP Business One 10 requires and supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

  • Base operating system including all patches until the October 2020 is “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2

  • SUSE SAP Installation Wizard (partitioning and installation of SAP HANA and SAP Business One)

  • System optimization for SAP HANA® and SAP Business One® in place (sapconf 5) https://documentation.suse.com/sles-sap/15-SP2/single-html/SLES-SAP-guide/#sec-sapconf-5

  • tailored for bare metal deployments only (FUJITSU, Nutanix, Supermicro, Dell)
  • The pre-installed OS image requires a normal SUSE subscription for SLES and is a service from SUSE for the Business One partners without additional costs

  • System can be activated with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications with suitable subscriptions
    • in case of SLES for SAP Applications two migration steps are required:
    • technical migration (product change) and a business migration (new subscription)

  • SAP software for SAP HANA® and SAP Business One® is as before NOT part of the image
  • Installation documentation is provided by SAP

  • SAP HANA systemreplication automation based High availability setup is only supported with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications (Best Practice)
    • needs suitable subscription

    • needs migration

    • additional steps to setup the cluster on top of the SAP HANA systemreplication

Where can you get the new image:

As always here -> https://www.suse.com/slesb1hana

(a SUSE partner login is required)

More information:

Please consult the SAP note for SAP Business One 1944415 and checkout our other blog post’s.

 

This is Bernd (SUSE) from the SAP technical alliance team normally “onsite” in the SAP LinuxLab Germany

SUSE Reaches 10,000 SAP® Business One Customer Milestone

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020

SUSE®, the world’s largest independent open source software company, today announced it has reached the 10,000-customer milestone for SAP® Business One, version for SAP HANA®, running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

“Only two years ago there were 6,000 customers using this SAP solution on SUSE Linux Enterprise,” said Paul Devlin, chief customer officer for SUSE. “A 67 percent jump in just two years is astounding growth. Customers recognize that SUSE’s strong partnership with SAP means world-class quality and reliability for them, and better service for their customers. Running SAP’s small and mid-size business solution on Linux can simplify administration and can let them focus on other matters important to their business.”

SAP Business One on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is an integrated solution that helps provide clear visibility into the entire business and control over many aspects of operations for small and mid-size companies. It captures critical business information for immediate access, thus helping to streamline processes and drive profitable growth.

Hundreds of SAP channel partners in the SUSE Partner Program, including SAP gold partner Versino AG, are providing SAP Business One on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to thousands of mid-size enterprises. Many, like Versino, also use the solution in their own organizations. “Reporting no longer impacts our transactional system,” said Werner Hoelzl, CEO of Versino. “Now we get information in real-time to make better and faster business decisions.”

Customers like Startup Factory in Kunshan, China, are running SAP Business One on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and finding benefits that impact their bottom lines. Wang Haidong, partner at Startup Factory, said, “SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the perfect fit for small to medium-size enterprises: professional, efficient, simple, convenient and easy to use.”

For partners in the SUSE Partner Program, SUSE provides preconfigured software images along with high-quality technical training on enterprise Linux, including industry-recognized SUSE Academy certifications. SAP Business One resellers can access SUSE Academy through partner.suse.com (free registration required). Other program benefits include profit sharing through deal registration rebates and access to the SUSE Installation Wizard, a powerful automation tool that helps streamline deployment of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Subhomoy Sengupta, head of global mid-market operations for SAP, said, “The value of SAP Business One on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is clear to see in our 10,000 shared customers. Our long-standing partnership with SUSE delivers the quality and reliability that helps each of those customers run their businesses.”

New installer images for SAP Business One based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server are now available for download at www.suse.com/slesb1hana. For more information about the SUSE Partner Program and SUSE’s alliance with SAP, visit partner.suse.com and www.suse.com/sap.

About SUSE

SUSE, the world’s largest independent open source software company, powers digital transformation with true open source technologies for the enterprise that simplify, modernize and accelerate traditional, cloud and edge solutions. SUSE collaborates with partners, communities and customers to deliver and support solutions that enable mission-critical business outcomes. SUSE’s container and cloud platforms, software-defined infrastructure, and artificial intelligence and edge computing solutions allow customers to create, deploy and manage workloads anywhere – on premises, hybrid and multi-cloud. For more information, visit www.suse.com.

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SAP Business One® Powered by SAP HANA® on SUSE Linux Enterprise Ready to Run

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019

SUSE have released a new version of SAP Business One® pre-installed OS image for Business One.

20 Years of Partnership, Trust and Innovation

Since SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 we are happy to provide an pre-installed OS image which simplify the deployment process of SAP Business One®. The pre-installed OS image for Business One is a cooperation project between SAP, Hardware Partners and SUSE. Over the last three month we have developed,verified, fixed, verified and verified again. I’ve to say “Thank you” for all people who are involved in this project to make this happen. My great thanks to all Hardware Partners which are willing to verify the new pre-installed OS image for Business One and take care that this will work with their appliances.

 

Some small fact you should aware of:

  • Base operating system of the pre-installed OS image for Business One is: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • SUSE SAP Installation Wizard (partitioning and installation of SAP HANA and SAP Business One)
  • System optimization for SAP HANA® and SAP Business One® in place
  • Made for bare metal deployments only
  • The pre-installed OS image requires a normal SUSE subscription for SLES and is a service from SUSE for the Business One partners without additional costs
  • Can be activated with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications with suitable subscriptions
    • in case of SLES for SAP Applications two migration are required:
    • technical migration (product change) and a business migration (new subscription)
  • SAP software for SAP HANA® and SAP Business One® is NOT part of the image
  • Installation documentation is provided by SAP (there is no difference to the existing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 edition)
  • SAP HANA Systemreplication automation is only possible with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications (Best Practice)
    • needs suitable subscription
    • needs migration

News and outlook:

As a result the new pre-installed OS image for Business One is verified by two new hardware partners in addition. They started from scratch and did the SAP certification and image validation. Nutanix and Supermicro have validated and contributed to support there hardware platform for the new pre-installed OS image for Business One. I’m responsible in the SAP LinuxLab here in St. Leon-Rot to coordinate the communication and try to assist all parties during the process.

We already have started internally the planing for the new deployment method to support SAP Business One® version 10.0. Our new method will be based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 and is mandatory for SAP Business One® 10.0. One last thing, we take care for SAP note 1944415 and do updates from time to time.

This is Bernd (SUSE) from the SAP Alliance team onsite in the LinuxLab

Nearly 6,000 Customers Now Experience SAP Business One® Powered by SAP HANA® on SUSE Linux Enterprise

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Nearly 6,000 customers around the world are experiencing the advantages of SAP Business One® powered by SAP HANA® running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. This results from SUSE® having teamed up with more than 500 SAP channel partners to deliver the solution efficiently and effectively.

“Since SAP Business One was released on the SAP HANA platform, Linux expertise has been essential to implementing it,” said Phillip Cockrell, SUSE vice president of Worldwide Alliance Sales. “The integration of in-memory functions has made SUSE Linux Enterprise Server the most optimized platform on which to run the latest version of SAP’s mid-sized business solution. It’s a prime example of SUSE’s ecosystem of partners and communities enabling customers to manage complexity, reduce cost and deliver business-critical services to their customers.”

SAP channel partners in the SUSE Partner Program have benefited from high-quality technical training on enterprise Linux, earning industry-recognized certifications. Other program benefits include profit sharing through deal registration rebates and access to the SUSE Installation Wizard, a powerful automation tool that streamlines deployment of SAP Business One running on SAP HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. SAP channel partners use the SUSE Partner Portal to access installation tools, technical training and pre-sales support.

Consumer goods and plastics manufacturer ZELAN takes advantage of improved SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA performance running on the SUSE operating system. “This allows us to boost processing capacity for our business-critical applications,” said Pawel Nowak, operational manager at ZELAN. “SUSE has raised our enterprise operations to a higher level of stability. Since moving to SUSE, ZELAN has also seen reduced need for software and hardware administration. We are also able to predict power savings. These factors generate significant financial and operational benefits for ZELAN.”

Finn Backer, vice president, SAP Business One, said, “Over the years, SUSE has partnered with us for education, automated installation programs, sales and technical support, and a practical approach to our common business needs.”

The new installer image for SAP Business One based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 is now available for download at suse.com/slesb1hana. For more information about the SUSE Partner Program and SUSE’s alliance with SAP, visit partner.suse.com and suse.com/sap.

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 25 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit suse.com.

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Implementing SAP Business One on HANA? See SUSE at the SAP Business Innovation Summit!

Wednesday, 4 April, 2018

 

Tens of thousands of small and mid-sized companies depend on SAP Business One for their ERP operations and business management. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has always been the OS of choice for SAP Business One and that tradition continues with the latest version running on SAP HANA. SUSE has over 90% of the SAP HANA installed base due in large part to our close partnership of innovation and collaboration with SAP. It’s no wonder then that SUSE Linux is the only Linux for SAP Business One on HANA.

Running SAP Business One on SAP HANA makes it possible to dramatically increase the speed of your data processing. With rapid access to transactional data and faster analytics, you can make business decisions in real-time instead of waiting hours or even days to get the information. This helps level the playing field for mid-sized businesses to compete more effectively with large enterprises. SUSE offers a platform that helps you maintain fast, reliable and secure mission-critical SAP operations across all of your servers, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

If you’re an SAP Business One reseller or services partner, then you definitely want to join the SUSE Partner Program as well. It’s easy, free and rewarding! As an “Accredited” or “Solution” partner, SUSE gives you:

  • a tool to get SAP Business One customers up and running in just minutes
  • technical training and certifications
  • free access to software for internal development, and technical service support
  • free pre-sales support
  • marketing benefits to promote your company and capabilities to customers
  • access to our deal registration program

One again SUSE is sponsoring the 2018 SAP Business Innovation Summit in Orlando, Florida April 18-20. Be sure to come visit us at our booth to talk about the SUSE solutions, Partner Program and software training options we have available for you. SUSE will be giving two presentations:

On Thursday the 19th be sure to attend the morning keynote when Mike Nelson, Partner Executive for SAP, and SUSE North America Sales Leader presents “SUSE Linux for SAP Business One – What does SUSE bring to the Party?”

After the Thursday keynote Ovidio DeJesus, SUSE Sales Engineer and I will be presenting “As Customers Migrate – What You Probably Ought to Know about Linux and SUSE” in at 11:30 in Room Curaçao 1-2.

See you in Orlando!!

 

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SUSE Signs Up More Than 400 to Its Channel Program Focusing on SAP Business One

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014

Since SUSE announced the addition of a new channel program last spring to provide further assistance to SAP channel partners, the program has seen great success. SUSE has signed up more than 400 members in 57 countries who are SAP channel partners delivering the version of the SAP® Business One application that works with and is powered by the SAP HANA® platform.

The SUSE channel program, in conjunction with the overall SUSE partner program operated by PartnerNet®, provides members direct access to free SUSE technical training, pre-sales support and installation software, giving them the tools they need to successfully deploy SAP Business One version for SAP HANA, running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Linux technical training through the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator Academy, a 10-week online program, has been the most requested service. In addition, channel partners authorized to resell the version of SAP Business One designed for use with SAP HANA receive access to the SUSE Installation Wizard, a powerful automation tool that streamlines deployment of SAP Business One running on SAP HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Domani Business Solutions in The Netherlands and ECS in the United States are two examples of organizations that deploy the SAP Business One version for SAP HANA and are benefiting from the SUSE program.

“By participating in the SUSE program, we can more effectively support the infrastructure software for the version of SAP Business One for SAP HANA, giving customers a successful implementation of their mission-critical SAP application,” said Luc van Alphen, CCO of Domani Business Solutions. “Using SUSE’s installation wizard enables us to quickly and easily install the solution within just a few minutes, from configuration to complete installation. SUSE and SAP have both validated the solution stack, helping assure us the products will work successfully together to bring a stable and supported platform to our customers.”

Steve King, consultant at ECS, said, “The tools that SUSE provides make managing the version of SAP Business One for SAP HANA a breeze. Because of its stability and ease of use and the efforts by SAP and SUSE, we can rest easy knowing that the platform will continue to help meet the demands of our customers’ needs for years to come.”

The SAP Business One version for SAP HANA is a scalable, affordable solution with embedded analytics capabilities that helps enable employees to make intelligent decisions. The specialized SUSE partner training and sales support program helps partners successfully deploy, manage and support the application on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, the recommended and supported operating system for use with SAP HANA.

Finn Backer, vice president, Ecosystem and Channels Readiness, SAP Business One Solution Portfolio Management and Solution Centers at SAP, said, “An SAP global technology partner since 1999, SUSE continues to deliver innovation to support customers and partners. Leveraging 14 years of technical, engineering and support collaboration, SUSE is delivering valuable benefits to enable and support channel partners who are deploying SAP Business One on SAP HANA and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.”

For more information about the PartnerNet program, visit www.partnernetprogram.com/program/suse.html.

About SUSE
SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit suse.com.

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SAP, SAP HANA, and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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SUSE Adds New Channel Program for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013

SUSE today announced it is extending the PartnerNet® enablement program to provide further assistance to SAP channel partners that want to deliver the recently announced version of SAP Business One for SAP HANA. SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA is a scalable, affordable solution that offers embedded analytics capabilities that enable employees to make intelligent decisions. It delivers fast application performance even when transaction volumes are high.

Small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) today need the ability to analyze data in real time in order to improve business operations. The specialized SUSE  partner training and sales support program will help partners successfully deploy, manage, and support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, the recommended and supported OS for SAP HANA, the real-time database platform that streamlines transactions, analytics, planning, and predictive and sentiment assessments to allow business to operate in real time. As part of the program, SAP channel partners authorized to resell SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA will receive access to the SUSE Installation Wizard, a powerful automation tool that streamlines deployment of the version of SAP Business One for SAP HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

“Our partnership with SAP has enabled thousands of customers to gain the exciting benefits SUSE Linux Enterprise has to offer, including decreased operating costs and improved performance,” said Naji  Almahmoud, senior director of SAP global alliance, SUSE. “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the recommended and supported operating system for use with SAP HANA. With SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, we look forward to an ongoing upward trend in our customers’ success as they continue to see the value of implementing Linux within their IT environments.”

“SAP welcomes SUSE’s launch of the PartnerNet program in support of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA,” said Rinse Tamsma, vice president, Channel, SAP Business One and SAP Business All-in-One, SAP. “This new version of SAP Business One, which integrates the capabilities of our in-memory platform, will provide SMEs greater visibility and control of their business environments. And through our close collaboration with SUSE and our broader partner ecosystem, customers will benefit from additional options including integration of products and services as well as comprehensive operating system service and support.”

SAP channel partners worldwide will receive the following additional benefits as members of PartnerNet:

  • SUSE Installation Wizard: A special-edition, easy-to-use installation tool for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.
  • Access to SUSE electronic sales support for SAP channel partners
  • Tailored on-line technical training to become a SUSE Certified Linux Administrator so partners can use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, a leading Linux platform for SAP applications, to help lower the costs of deployments.

Visit SUSE at the SAP Business One HANA TechSummit, being held April 17–19 in Bratislava, Slovakia, where consultants and developers will gather to gain knowledge and experience working with the latest SAP technology. SUSE experts and executives will be on hand to educate and collaborate with SAP channel partners from around the world.

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and tomorrow. For more information, visit us at suse.com.

(C) 2013 SUSE LLC. All Rights Reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries.  SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP’s future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including SAP’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

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IBM LinuxONE and SUSE – Key Components of Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure for Every Business

Monday, 24 May, 2021

Hybrid CloudEvolved for the digital economy, IBM LinuxONE gives businesses the security of confidential computing, lightning-fast processing speed, and unparalleled reliability and availability features.

IBM recently announced IBM LinuxONE III Express, the latest edition to the LinuxONE family, and for the first time, LinuxONE is available in an off-the-shelf configuration that is designed to get clients up and running quickly. This new system, coupled with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Z and LinuxONE, now affords every business the security, performance, and open source critically needed in an open hybrid cloud. It presents a viable consolidation platform that both saves on licensing costs and enables technologies such as virtualization, cloud, containerization, and cryptography that are vital to surviving in today’s economy.

Partnerships matter

For more than 20 years and throughout the evolution of IBM Z and LinuxONE systems, SUSE has been a key partner of IBM. And, with this release of LinuxONE III Express, SUSE is pleased to offer our SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Z and LinuxONE to an even wider audience. From our openSUSE Leap to our enterprise SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE software runs seamlessly on this platform.

And, as SUSE works to build and support Rancher products on IBM Z and LinuxONE in 2021, we will be bringing our best-in-class Kubernetes platform to an even greater audience to complement the introduction of this new LinuxONE model. Read more about that here.

Start with SUSE

So, if you are starting your IBM Z and LinuxONE journey with IBM LinuxONE III Express, we invite you to start with SUSE. SUSE solutions accelerate your digital transformation by allowing for the rapid instantiation of resources and scaling of enterprise applications. Our world-class support, enterprise-grade operating system, and our approach to open source give you a modern platform for building your digital organization in the new economy and the unparalleled choice to innovate everywhere.

Caldera, Conectiva, SUSE Turbolinux Partner To Create UnitedLinux, And Produce A Uniform Version Of Linux For Business

Thursday, 30 May, 2002

Linux Industry leaders Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), Conectiva S.A., SUSE Linux AG, and Turbolinux, Inc., today announced the organization of UnitedLinux, a new initiative that will streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux designed for business.

UnitedLinux addresses enterprise customers’ need for a standard, business-focused Linux distribution that is certified to work across hardware and software platforms, accelerating the adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Under terms of the agreement, the four companies will collaborate on the development of one common core Linux operating environment, called UnitedLinux software. The four partners will each bundle value added products and services with the UnitedLinux operating system and the resulting offering will be marketed and sold by each of the four partners under their own brands.

Nearly every vendor supplying a piece of the technology infrastructure used by businesses has expressed support for UnitedLinux, including systems and software vendors AMD, Borland Software Corporation, Computer Associates, Fujitsu Siemens, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, NEC, Progress Software, and SAP. Independent hardware and software vendors spend considerable effort certifying their products and services on individual Linux distributions to ensure product compatibility for their customers. UnitedLinux will significantly diminish the number of distributions that vendors are asked to certify and will provide a true standards-based Linux operating environment.

Customers Benefit Through Unity

According to research firm IDC, a 2001 survey of 800 North American and Western European companies found that 40% of the respondents were either using or testing Linux in their organizations. UnitedLinux will help further speed enterprise adoption of Linux by providing businesses with a greater choice in the number of applications and hardware certified to work on the uniform version of Linux. Customers will also benefit from the global sales, localization, education, support and services that all four UnitedLinux vendors will collectively provide.

The collaboration of the four leading Linux companies will result in an enterprise Linux offering, which is truly global by virtue of the companies’ ability to provide local language support, training and professional services, in addition to the support of strategic partners. UnitedLinux will provide one unified Linux code base for IBM’s complete eServer product line, AMD’s current 32-bit and forthcoming 64-bit AMD Athlon(tm) and AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based platforms, and Intel’s x86 32-bit and Itanium processor family platforms. UnitedLinux supports LSB, Li18nux, and GB18030 standards, as well as enabling installations in English, German, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese languages.

In addition UnitedLinux unleashes a massive research and development organization for Linux in the enterprise. Effectively, the four companies involved in this process will shift dollars and resources once allocated to creating and maintaining custom Linux operating environments and divert them to new R&D on Linux enterprise software. UnitedLinux is dedicated to bolstering the enterprise readiness of the platform, but in the same collaborative spirit from which Linux was founded and continues to flourish.

Participation and Availability

While today’s announcement outlines the founding members of UnitedLinux, the initiative is open for additional Linux companies to participate. The four partners currently plan to each offer their own server products based on UnitedLinux by the end of 2002. For additional information on UnitedLinux, contact Caldera, Conectiva, SUSE or Turbolinux or go to http://www.unitedlinux.com/.

About UnitedLinux

UnitedLinux is a standards-based, worldwide Linux solution targeted at the business user and developed by Caldera, Conectiva, SUSE and Turbolinux. Designed to be an enterprise-class, industry-standard Linux operating system, UnitedLinux provides a single stable, uniform platform for application development, certification, and deployment, and allows Linux vendors, Independent Software Vendors, Independent Hardware Vendors, and Original Equipment Makers to support a single high value Linux offering. For more information, go to http://www.unitedlinux.com/.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell® Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE Linux brands, Novell is firmly committed to open source and offers comprehensive Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server. Novell’s vision of one Net – a world without information boundaries – helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically. For more information, call Novell’s Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272) or visit http://www.novell.com. Press should visit http://www.novell.com/pressroom.

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The 2021 SUSE One Partner Awards Go To…

Thursday, 23 September, 2021

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2021 SUSE One Partner Awards! The awards are to honour those partners who have gone above and beyond for our joint customers in what has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years for many.

In 2020, COVID-19 brought the world to its knees. But 2021 has seen enterprises striving to regain lost ground and adapt to the new landscape with many IT leaders now feeling under more pressure to deliver tangible outcomes than last year. Managing security and increased demands on remote infrastructure are high on the agenda, whilst maintaining service performance and reducing operational costs must also be considered.

What businesses are telling us they need is to simplify and modernise their IT operations whilst accelerating change. Simple, right? Well, with open source software, it’s a lot easier to find the right answers to those tough challenges.

Open source is the language of innovation, opening the door to new opportunities with Linux and Kubernetes – the pillars of digital transformation.

With open source you have the flexibility to move at the pace you need and the choice to shape things the way you want. That’s why 99% of the Fortune 500 use open source software and 80% of IT departments are set to increase their use of open source in 2021. And it’s easy to see why.

  • 85% of IT leaders agree that open source enables innovation at the edge
  • 84% see open source as cost-effective way to drive innovation
  • 82% feel optimistic about the future of open source

At SUSE, “openness” is about more than the technology alone.

It’s about bringing diverse communities together, collaborating, sharing and learning together to bring ideas to life. And the SUSE One Partner program is an embodiment of exactly that: The Power of Many. Together as One.

The 2021 SUSE One Partner Awards recognize partners who are aligned with SUSE’s open source philosophy and who have demonstrated how open source technology from SUSE can deliver tangible outcomes for joint customers along with long-term growth.

It’s our partner ecosystem that allows us to offer something unique to our mutual customers. And in a challenging year, where many partners have been adapting to the challenges of home-working and serving customers remotely, we’re pleased to honor those partners who have gone above and beyond in demonstrating how open source technologies can fuel innovation and growth.

Please join me in congratulating these very worthy winners of the 2021 SUSE One Partners Awards:

SUSE One Partner Award 2021 Winners Videos

Partner Deal of the Year: BPSOLUTIONS
Rising Star: Climb Channel Solutions
Social Impact: Fujitsu
Partner Innovation: Erik Sterck GmbH
Distributor of the Year: NORDICMIND OY
INNOVATE Specialization Partner of the Year: HPE
BUILD Specialization Partner of the Year: DELL
MANAGE Specialization Partner of the Year: TIVIT TERCEIRIZACAO DE PROCESSOS SERV E TEC S A
TRAIN Specialization Partner of the Year: Securelinx Ltd
SELL Specialization Partner of the Year (APJ): Hewlett Packard Enterprise India Pvt. LTD.
SELL Specialization Partner of the Year (EMEA): SoftwareONE Deutschland GMBH
SELL Specialization Partner of the Year (GC): Beijing Focus Soft
SELL Specialization Partner of the Year (LATAM): Novell
SELL Specialization Partner of the Year (NA): Insight
Deal Registration Partner of the Year: SVA SYSTEM VERTRIEB ALEXANDER GMBH

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