Siebel becomes latest supplier to throw weight behind enterprise Linux


Siebel becomes latest supplier to throw weight behind enterprise Linux

Arif Mohamed

Siebel has become the latest technology supplier to throw its weight behind enterprise Linux, creating a Suse Linux version of its whole application suite.

The customer relationship management (CRM) supplier signed a deal with Novell to run Siebel business applications on Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9.

Siebel customers will be able to run mission-critical Siebel applications on a lower-cost open source platform, and receive enterprise-class support from both Novell and Siebel, said the firms.

“Siebel's selection of Novell is more proof that Suse Linux is ready for prime time,” said David Patrick, Novell's vice-president and general manager, Linux, Open Source Platforms and Services.

In July, Fujitsu said it would sell Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server on both its high-end Primequest and Primergy server lines, which marked another significant milestone for the Linux operating system.


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