Expanded System Functionality for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries

July 4, 2002

Unique support for new IBM eServer p670, p690, and i890 systems

Nuremberg, Germany

Today, SUSE Linux, the international Open Source technology leader and solutions provider, announced the release of an update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries systems.

SUSE Linux presents the latest Linux technologies for enterprise customers who use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 on these IBM eServer platforms, covered by SUSE maintenance guarantee:

  • Expanded hardware support
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for iSeries and pSeries supports IBM's latest powerful p690, p670, and i890 systems with Power4 microprocessors. For the first time, the latest generation of pSeries servers can be partitioned into logical systems. This gives customers the flexibility to consolidate multiple applications on a single high-performance server, thus reducing the complexity of their IT infrastructure and resulting in cost savings.

  • New drivers
    With the help of the ODBC driver for Linux, users can access DB2 Universal Database for OS/400 from Linux applications.

  • New security fixes
    Important improvements in the field of security contribute to keeping the IT system up to date with latest features.

  • New patches
    Expanded features ensure stable and smooth system operations.

Available for download or on CD

Users of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for iSeries and pSeries receive the innovations through a password-protected Internet site or on CD within the scope of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server maintenance service. New users, who now buy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for iSeries and pSeries including 12 months of system maintenance from a SUSE partner, automatically receive the Update CD.

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.

IBM, the IBM e-business logo, iSeries, and pSeries are either trademarks or registered of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server" following it.

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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