SUSE Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 - Platform for Professional Linux Deployment

August 24, 2001

SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and provider of Open Source solutions, presented "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" version 7, based on the latest Linux kernel 2.4 and optimized for deployment in high-performance servers.


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Today, SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and provider of Open Source solutions, presented "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" version 7, based on the latest Linux kernel 2.4 and optimized for deployment in high-performance servers.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 comprises of all server services relevant in Linux in addition to the operating system basis optimized for stability and security. Furthermore, the Enterprise Server 7 enables the implementation of e-mail, Internet, and application services, as well as file and print services in heterogeneous networks (UNIX, Windows 9x/NT/2000, Novell Netware, MacOS).

Due to its powerful support of various hardware architectures and the extremely high degree of fail safety, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 is the ideal medium for consolidating complex server structures, from department and Internet/intranet servers to application servers for mission-critical applications.

Mummert + Partner Unternehmensberatung AG, one of Europe's most prestigious management consultancies, has successfully deployed SUSE Linux as a server in several areas of its IT infrastructure, such as DHCP server, Syslog server, proxy server, and firewall. "The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server concept is conclusive. Its stable server services bundled with the maintenance offer provide us with the planning reliability that we expect from an operating system", says Götz von der Heyde, networking expert at Mummert + Partner Unternehmensberatung AG.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 provides professional Linux users with a unique full-service offer such as one year release cycles to ensure planning security and maintenance periods tuned to meet customer requirements and guarantee long-term investment security. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 will be available for AMD's and Intel's 32-bit architecture (x86), Intel's 64-bit architecture (Itanium processor family), and IBM's mainframe platform S/390 at the end of August. Versions for IBM's iSeries, pSeries, and zSeries will follow in late autumn.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 is an open operating system platform with a uniform source code. Its scalability, from compact Intel servers to mainframes, is unmatched in the entire IT world. The cross-platform availability will enable companies to integrate Linux in all areas of their IT environments, from PC clients to powerful host systems. Thus, SUSE Linux is the operating system of choice for professional deployment.

The maintenance services, included in the purchase price, make sure that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 is always up-to-date, stable, and tested. SUSE regularly informs users by e-mail and makes the respective patches, fixes, and updates available via FTP server.

Furthermore, the "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Update Service" provides more convenience by sending all updates on CD, installation support for fixes and patches, and detailed documentation to subscribed users on a quarterly basis.

*** Security Through Certification

The reliability and performance of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 is regularly substantiated by certifications of leading hardware and software providers such as Oracle, Intel, Compaq, IBM, and Fujitsu-Siemens.

"SUSE and Intel(R) are working together to deliver a compelling roadmap of server technologies. The combination of Intel(R) Itanium(tm) and Xeon(tm) Processor-based servers with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will enable significantly higher levels of performance, scalability and availability for business solutions," comments Stephen Chase, Director e-Business & Communication Solutions, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Intel Corp.

"Today, Linux is the fastest-growing server operating system. From now, we will encounter Linux in many areas characterized by expandability, multiple utilization capabilities, and Internet connection: from the desktop and servers to appliances, i.e. the dedicated system for special tasks," says Dr. Bernd Kosch, Vice President Strategic Alliances at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "Combined with our PRIMERGY servers, the proven SUSE Linux Enterprise Server constitutes a stable platform that is fully capable of meeting the requirements of business-critical computing."

*** Available in late August

"SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA-32" will be available in late August. Enterprise Server 7 comprises of three CDs, 600 pages of documentation, and 12 months of free maintenance. The price of USD 599 includes installation support for 30 days (for one computer).

The fee for the "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Update Service" is US$ 199 per year (per computer). "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA-32" can be obtained directly from the manufacturer, from SUSE Business Partners, or from qualified software retailers.


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