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Novell stacks up Linux Enterprise Server with IBM software

Novell has announced global availability of its Integrated Stack for
SuSE Linux Enterprise, a software bundle that combines its SuSE Linux
Enterprise Server with a mixture of open source and private software
from IBM.

The company believes that its Integrated Stack for SuSE Linux Enterprise
can offer businesses using Microsoft Windows greater choice and flexibility
in their IT infrastructure as well as enhanced security, reliability and 
performance, at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.

The system is, it maintains, ideal for small- to medium-sized businesses 
for serving file and print, web application and database functionality.

"With this integrated solution, customers can rapidly deploy a platform for
databases and running custom-built applications," said Roger Levy, vice-president and

general manager of Open Platform Solutions for Novell.

"The new Integrated Stack for SuSE Linux Enterprise lets customers bring the
flexibility of Linux into their IT environment and quickly reduce costs.
Because of the inherent interoperability of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server,
customers can simply and seamlessly plug the Integrated Stack for SuSE Linux
Enterprise into their existing infrastructure, including a Windows environment."

The Integrated Stack for SuSE Linux Enterprise includes enterprise-quality
mixed source software components, integrated with a range of enterprise-standard
IBM systems. Components of the solution include SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
from Novell; IBM's WebSphere Application Server Community Edition; IBM DB2
Express-C; and Centeris Likewise Management Suite. The software stack is
optimised to run on both IBM System x and BladeCenter server hardware.

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