Novell announced the global availability of the Integrated Stack for SUSE® Linux Enterprise, a software bundle that combines SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell® with a mixture of open and private source software from IBM, tailored for IBM* systems. With more than 700 orders worldwide to date and growing, it is ideal for small and medium businesses for serving file and print, Web application, and database functionality for IBM System x* and BladeCenter* servers. The Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise gives organizations using Microsoft* Windows* greater choice and flexibility in their IT infrastructure as well as enhanced security, reliability and performance, all at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.
“With this integrated solution, customers can rapidly deploy a platform for databases and running custom-built applications,” said Roger Levy, vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions for Novell. “The new Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise lets customers bring the flexibility of Linux* into their IT environment and quickly reduce costs. Because of the inherent interoperability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, customers can simply and seamlessly plug the Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise into their existing infrastructure, including a Windows environment. Novell continues to give customers options to save money and improve performance with SUSE Linux Enterprise.”
Jeff Smith, IBM vice president of Open Source and Linux Middleware, said, “The Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise uses software and systems from IBM to let small and medium businesses run Web, database, file and print servers more cost effectively. This secure mixed source software stack, integrated and pre-installed by channel partners, offers SMBs the flexibility to choose the components they’d like to deploy while making it easier to integrate Linux servers into Windows environments.”