Two Linux-based platforms from Novell – Novell Open Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server – have swept the top spots for server operating systems in the Annual Report Card (ARC), a prestigious ranking by VARBusiness that identifies the top technologies among the solution provider channel. In a rare feat, Open Enterprise Server took first place in all four rated categories – product innovation, support, partnership and loyalty – while SUSE Linux Enterprise Server came in second, out positioning Microsoft’s entries in this category. Based on interviews with thousands of channel partners, the ARC Awards are a premier indicator of partner satisfaction in the technology industry.
“Novell is extremely excited by the clear partner endorsement of Open Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server,” said Steve Erdman, vice president and general manager of channels and alliances at Novell. “Novell relies heavily on our solution providers across the globe to deliver value-added Linux solutions and their vote of confidence reaffirms that our customers are receiving a best-in-class experience with Novell.”