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Short takes from Novell's Brainshare conference

Short takes from Novell's Brainshare conference

Novell launches Linux datacentre programme

Novell has introduced the Novell Validated Configuration Programme for deploying Linux applications on datacentres. It can develop, test and validate integrated configurations to address security and systems management problems. The programme will support high availability, virtualisation, monitoring and application hosting. It is aimed at high-performance computing architectures for large-scale transaction processing environments, Novell said.

Select customers to receive Veritas software

Veritas is to give selected users early access to its Storage Foundation High Availability software on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9. The software brings together Veritas Cluster Server, Volume Manager and File System in an integrated, online storage management and high-availability product for enterprises deploying either Unix or Linux. The software is due to be generally available in the third quarter of 2005.

Novell to acquire Tally Systems for Zenworks

Novell is to acquire IT asset management software provider Tally Systems and will use its products in the Novell Zenworks systems management offering. Tally produces a set of integrated tools with discovery and inventory, licence management and software usage and trend analysis capabilities.

Linux Small Business Suite 9 due this year

Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9, a server-to-desktop Linux product will be released later this year. It will consist of Linux server and desktop software and collaboration, security and management products, all engineered specifically for Linux.

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