Press Release

SUSE Linux Completes Certification of Oracle9i and Oracle® E-Business Suite

Products To Provide Extensive e-Business Infrastructure

Oakland, CALIFORNIA
June 25, 2002

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 (SLES 7) has proved itself as a successful Linux platform for Oracle-based solutions with its announcement of the latest certifications of Oracle products for SLES 7. SLES 7 is now certified for the latest advanced database and application server technology from Oracle - Oracle9i Database Release 2, including Oracle9i Real Application Clusters, and Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS) Release 2; as well as Oracle® E-Business Suite 11i. SLES 7 now covers the core Oracle product range, which allows IT customers committed to deploying an extensive e-business infrastructure, the flexibility to choose industry-leading Oracle technology on SLES 7.

"Oracle9i Database provides a powerful software infrastructure for the e-business needs of thousands of companies around the world," said Holger Dyroff, head of SUSE Inc. in Oakland, California. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 is a trusted Enterprise Solution with SUSE customers like Boscov's, Telia, Winebago and many companies in the financial sector. Using SUSE Linux, these companies have one of the most secure, affordable and reliable operating systems in the world."

"The affordability and reliability of Linux, combined with the power of Oracle9i Database and Application Server technology brings enormous value to customers," said Mark Austin, director, platform alliances, Oracle Corp. "Our collaboration with SUSE on certification efforts is yet another testimonial to Oracle's commitment in fulfilling the promise of wide-scale enterprise application support for Linux."

Integrated Investment Protection Through Ongoing System Maintenance

With a guarantee to actively maintain and support for at least 2 years from general availability, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 delivers reliable, scalable computing for enterprises depending on Oracle technology. SUSEs broad range of services is available to support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, matching the most critical requirements. Backed by SUSE global 24x7 support system, many enterprises are exploring ways to efficiently use the power and flexibility of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7.

The certification of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for Oracle9i Database Release 2 and Oracle9iAS Release 2 builds on SUSE previously announced validation for Oracle products.
Companies can use SUSE Linux systems as a single enterprise platform for all types of hardware, from PC clients to powerful host systems. Prices start at USD 599 per server.

At Oracle World Copenhagen June 24-27, 2002, Oracle presents four days of education, collaboration and innovation for technologists, customers, partners, and executives from all over Europe, Middle East, and Africa. For further information, please check www.oracle.com.

Information on Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters


About SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server presents professional Linux users an unprecedented full-service offer. In addition to the operating system basis, optimized for stability and security, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 offers all server services relevant on Linux. Release cycles of one year provide planning security. The system maintenance guarantees long-term investment security, since the certifications of leading hardware and software providers remain valid even after an update. Within the scope of its system maintenance, SUSE offers all relevant patches, fixes, and updates in a quality-assured and documented state, allowing companies to operate their IT infrastructure on the basis of a secure, powerful, and stable operating system from the outset.

For product information on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Oracle-based solutions, please send an e-mail to oracle@suse.com, or call (888) 875-4689.
or visit www.suse.com/oracle

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle International Corporation.

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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