Novell and VMware join forces with Unified Certification for ISVs
Novell and VMware are making it easier for ISVs to optimize their applications for SUSE Linux Enterprise and VMware ESX. Unified Certification status means that applications tested and certified on SUSE Linux Enterprise within a virtual machine are automatically certified to run in a VMware virtualized environment with no modifications. ISVs taking advantage of this offering enjoy the benefits of each company's partner programs which means expanded market opportunities through these extensive ecosystems. This offering complements Novell's VMware Ready status - a certification that ensures optimal performance for virtual appliances built through the SUSE Appliance Program - the fastest and easiest way for ISVs to create and manage software appliances – and deployed within the VMware virtualized environment.