Novell and IBM have announced an initiative to help third-party developers accelerate development and certification of new applications for Novell's SuSE Linux on IBM eServer and middleware platforms.
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Developers can now access technical resources, hands-on tools and the expertise available at nine IBM Innovation Centres in North America, Europe and Asia, to certify their applications.
As a result, said Novell, developers will be able to port new applications to SuSE Linux more quickly and cost effectively.
As part of this initiative, Novell will provide developer copies of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server with supporting documentation.
The company will also provide on-site registration to Novell's Technology Partner Program to help developers certify their applications on SuSE Linux on IBM hardware and middleware.
IBM will offer developers consulting support and technical expertise to help them develop and implement their applications for SuSE Linux on IBM platforms.
The technical services and support are available at the IBM Innovation Centres in San Mateo, Waltham and Chicago in the US; Hursley in the UK; Paris; Stuttgart; Bangalore; Shanghai; and Sydney.