Leicester City Council wanted to migrate to a more modern and flexible operating system for core services such as file serving, print management, user management and networking.
Equally, the Council wanted to replace its existing Pegasus Mail solution, which lacked integrated calendaring and collaboration tools, and left users reliant on e-mail to set up internal and external meetings.
Leicester City Council opted to migrate its existing network, file and print services to Novell Open Enterprise Server running on SUSE® Linux Enterprise. The Council deployed the software on new HP servers with HP EVA storage arrays.
"Novell Open Enterprise Server running on Linux gave us continuity with our previous ways of working, combined with new options for the future," said Kamal Kotecha, Server Manager for Leicester City Council. "We were able to continue using the rich set of Novell tools to manage our network resources, which meant that the transition and training costs were low."
For its new e-mail and collaboration platform, Leicester City Council chose to implement Novell GroupWise. For all office-based employees and the many staff based in social welfare centres, museums and leisure centres, Novell GroupWise provides a single, integrated personal workspace for e-mail, calendaring and collaboration.
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