Novell, SAP Work to Attract SMBs to SUSE Linux

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2008-03-18 Print this article Print

Novell and SAP are out to get even the smallest SAP user running mission-critical applications on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. 

Novell and SAP have announced that they will customize SAP's enterprise applications to work even more efficiently with SUSE Linux Enterprise and its associated virtualization and identity management technologies.

According to the press release, Novell and SAP will optimize SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP's data center applications, further promote SAP's SUSE Linux-based Business All-in-One solutions and work within the SAP Enterprise Services Community program on behalf of customers in ways related to SAP's GRC (governance, risk and compliance) practices. The goal is to make it so that any SAP applications users, from the smallest company to the Fortune 50, can run more of their mission-critical operations on SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), while reducing their total cost of ownership.

Specifically, Novell and SAP will work to create an SLES-based SAP Business All-in-One solution for small and midsize businesses. Historically, SAP has concentrated on the biggest of enterprises. Recently, however, SAP has focused on SMBs with initiatives like its All-in-One Fast-Start.

Read the full story on eWEEK Midmarket. 

I'm editor-at-large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. That's a fancy title that means I write about whatever topic strikes my fancy or needs written about across the Ziff Davis Enterprise family of publications. You'll find most of my stories in Linux-Watch, DesktopLinux and eWEEK. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, I worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects.

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