Novell continues to build out its partner ecosystem around Linux and open source. A couple of years back, we launched our Market Start program to increase the breadth and depth of Linux solutions for small and medium enterprises. The program addresses one of the key challenges for small tech start-ups – reaching a large enough customer audience to become financially viable. Our Market Start program accelerates go-to market activities with Linux and open source companies through Novell sales channels to reach more customers.
The program already includes many of the leading open source application vendors in the market: Alfresco, AppGen, Astaro, Black Duck, Centeris, EnterpriseDB, Groundwork, Jaspersoft, Lumen, MySQL, Pentaho, SpikeSource, SugarCRM, VoiceRD and Zmanda. These companies offer a wide range of applications for Linux, from customer relationship management to business intelligence to databases and more.
In 2007, we’ve added another set of open source application leaders to the program:
CentricCRM – customer relationship management solutions that will run on a range of proprietary or open source platforms
Centrify – Active Directory-based solutions for auditing, access management and identity management for non-Windows environments, including SUSE Linux Enterprise
OpenLogic – software, stacks and services for managing open source environments
Liferay – open source portal solutions
Zenoss – open source systems management and monitoring
Anybody who had any doubts about whether open source has the power to go beyond operating systems and other infrastructure roles need look no further than this list of Novell Market Start partners. Together, we’re making it increasingly easy for customers – big and small – to tap into the flexibility, cost benefits and performance power of open source.