You may have seen Novell’s announcement today about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Xen virtualization meeting or exceeding SAP’s stringent performance requirements for SAP applications in a virtualized environment. If you’re interested in virtualization, you probably also want to take a look at a couple of recent customer stories that highlight successful deployments of Xen virtualization on SUSE Linux Enterprise.
Cardium is an IT services company based near Stockholm, providing hosting and consulting services to businesses in Sweden and the UK. Cardium CEO Adrian Bellini said, “SUSE Linux Enterprise with Xen virtualization helps us respond to our clients’ needs much faster than our competitors can. It’s the ideal Linux environment to support our growing business.”
ICTU, established in 2001 by the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, is a government agency responsible for promoting and developing the Dutch state’s use of information and communication technology. The Dutch government has tasked ICTU with building a modernized citizen registration system, and ICTU chose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the development and test platform for the new system, selecting it as the first enterprise-class distribution with built-in support for Xen virtualization.
Virtualization is taking off … watch for more news as it continues to gain altitude.