SUSE Linux Announces Distribution Agreement With Intelliware To Provide Professional Services For Linux for S/390

November 21, 2000

Intelliware To Provide Distribution, Services and Support for North America

Oakland, CA

Today, SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system software, announced IntelliWare Systems, Inc. (ISI) is providing software, services and support for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390. The partnership is in response to the highly successful implementation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390 clients across North America.

The announcement followed IBM's recent commitment Linux. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390 platform combines the proven reliability of S/390 hardware with the flexibility of the open-source environment.

"Once again the power of the customer's voice has shaped the industry with the overwhelming acceptance and deployment of Linux across all platforms," said Eric L. Vaughan, IntelliWare's president and CEO. IBM's October 3 announcement proclaimed the importance, with the endorsement and recognition of Linux across its entire eServer family. Our focus has always been to anticipate where our customers are heading, and then ensure that we are ready to help them fulfill their needs. This partnership is the fruit of our focus. Working together with SUSE unmatched package of products and services, IntelliWare is positioned to provide turnkey integration, from delivery and implementation to ongoing support.

"As customers explore the new frontier of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390, the quality of services and support makes the difference in a successful installation." said Volker Wiegand, president of SUSE Inc. "With IntelliWare's proven reputation as a leader in services, we are confident that our partnership will increase the deployment of Linux for S/390 applications. Our customers will see a tremendous advantage from the joining of Linux technology and the service of Intelliware."

IntelliWare is a distribution point for the SUSE Linux S/390 package, including installation tools, support and maintenance. IntelliWare offers 24 hour planning, installation, implementation, ongoing maintenance and first and second level support. A single priced PPP turnkey installation, including hardware, software and services, is planned in the near future.

About IntelliWare Systems, Inc.

Recently named to Inc. Magazine?s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the USA, and one of the top 3% of all IBM Business Partners worldwide, IBM Premier Business Partner IntelliWare Systems delivers the most complete range of products and services to customers in the IBM S/390 community. Founded in 1990, the company continues to expand its solution set through its own web-enablement products as well as innovative business partnerships with companies including SUSE Linux, Computer Associates, IBM, Support Net, Connectivity Systems and Fundamental Software. Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the privately held company has locations throughout the United States and Europe. Information on all company products and services is available from the company web site at

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